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Using a triple-check system to ensure consistency in assessment

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

College of PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS of Ontario

College of PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS of Ontario

Description

This practice will be of interest to regulators seeking to establish or enhance internal controls in order to supplement and reinforce training of individual assessors.

The assessors of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) consider academic documentation, examination results, evidence related to past conduct and for certain applicants pursuing an alternate pathway to licensing - practice assessments.

First, CPSO assessors gather and assess all of an applicant's registration information. Next, this registration information and the assessment result are sent for peer review and confirmation. Finally the registration information and assessment result are sent to the registration supervisor for approval.

This triple check system ensures quality and consistency in the CPSO's assessments. Some files are randomly selected by computer for a fourth assessment. The registration committee automatically reviews all complex cases requiring the application of registration policies that offer alternatives to the standard requirements established in the registration regulation.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.

Value for Applicants

  • Provides applicants with valid and reliable assessments

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Assessment of Qualifications
  • Objectivity

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 06, 2013