A Guide to Medical
Directives and Delegation
This guide has been developed to address questions regarding the use of orders and delegation to facilitate interprofessional care by health professionals practicing in any setting across the province. It has been developed as a consensus document by the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario and is designed to complement and assist with fulfilling guidelines, standards and regulations developed by each health profession college.
The guide is based on a framework of the fundamental cornerstones of health professional practice: patient interest and public protection achieved by regulated health professionals practicing independently and in teams in accordance with regulatory and legislative expectations for practice.
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