Research & Quality Assurance
Answers to these questions will address many unmet health research needs and aid in institutional decision-making regarding public support and access to this therapy.
Key driver for support will be through charitable donations through associated organizations due to lack of industry interest in such explorations; since there is no proprietary value in oxygen.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
The 2017 certification program in Hyperbaric Medicine was approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It is anticipated that in 2021, the next stage of regulation will include a national facility certification program. This will mean that both physicians and facilities will be under government regulation.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
To find details and more information on the scope of practice training guidelines please visit the CPSO website.
For several years, the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario (CPSO) has required progressive evidence of competency for physicians who have included or plan to include Hyperbaric Medicine in their scope of practice. This means that doctors who wish to provide this service need to participate in a CPSO-supervised training program. The physician must demonstrate they have received adequate training in the field and have gained sufficient experience to permit them to provide independent unsupervised care in that specialized field of healthcare. Learn more about the guidelines of physicians who work in Hyperbaric Medicine.
Note: Dr. Wayne Evans is the chair of the scope of practice medical expert committee for the CPSO for the field of Hyperbaric Medicine.
The CPSO in February 2018 has updated and strengthened its policy regarding Changing of Scope of Practice. Physicians interested in service provision in Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine are encouraged to examine this resource material.