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FSRA Stakeholder Advisory Committee for Health Service Providers

Summary of the Meeting of November 23, 2020
Via Teleconference

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Members Present:

Faith Kaplan – Ontario Psychological Association; Kaplan and Levitt Psychologists
Harold Becker – Omega Medical Associates
Laurie Davis – Ontario Rehab Alliance
Christina Harrington – Ontario Association of Social Workers
Moez Rajwani – Coalition of Health Professional Associations in Auto Insurance Services in Ontario
Karen Rucas – Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
Dorianne Sauvé – Ontario Physiotherapy Association
Maria Scaringi – KIDSPEECH
John Spirou – CARE Institute Inc.
Mark Wigle – SOMA Medical Assessments Corp. and National IME Centres

Board Members Present:

Bryan Davies – Chair of the Board
Kathryn Bouey – Director
Blair Cowper-Smith – Director
Joanne De Laurentiis – Director
Joseph Iannicelli – Director
Stewart Lyons – Director
Brigid Murphy – Director
Lawrence Ritchie – Director
Brent Zorgdrager – Director

Management Members Present:

Mark White – Chief Executive Officer
Tim Bzowey – Executive Vice President, Auto/Insurance Products
Huston Loke – Executive Vice President, Market Conduct
Glen Padassery – Executive Vice President, Policy & Chief Consumer Officer
Stephen Power – Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
Randy Nanek – Chief Financial Officer
Melissa Hogg – Director, Corporate Communications
Stuart Wilkinson – Director, Auto/P&C Policy

Corporate Secretary’s Office:

Alena Thouin – Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel
Margaret Kingerski – Assistant Corporate Secretary

General Comments

The Chair of the Board called the meeting to order and provided introductory remarks. The members were advised that the FRSA Board of Directors had resolved to extend their term for an additional year.

The Committee discussed the consultative process and reflected a strong desire to have more opportunities for input and engagement with FSRA. The members could help coordinate communication with the sector and contribute their expertise in many areas, such as recommending potential candidates for technical advisory committees.

The Committee discussed data analytics and the insights that would emerge. It expressed interest in providing feedback on specific data points that the sector would find most useful, and recommended that the sector be engaged as well.

Feedback on Draft F2021–2022 Priorities and Business Plan

The Committee provided feedback on the draft F2021-2022 Priorities and Business Plan, specifically with respect to fees. FSRA management advised that it is working to optimize its regulatory activities and rely on certain oversight activities completed by the various colleges. Members of the Committee were invited to submit their views on ways to further optimize regulatory activities in the sector. The Committee noted that this will be a key component of the sector’s future discussions with FSRA and that COVID-19 has provided an opportunity to evaluate current regulation of the sector.