From The Office Of The President Wendy Wilson, RDA
Season’s Greetings Everyone!!
I hope everyone had a fun and/or restful time during this past holiday season.
I look back over the last 6 months and I am proud that our membership was able to survive our first Membership Renewal with PLI Certificates. Hats off to Maeghan Heck our Association’s Membership Coordinator for the great job and the many long hours she put in, while working and trying to take care of her growing family.
As this was the first year that R.D.A.s were responsible for getting their own PLI, there were many frustrating obstacles that everyone had to go thru to get this accomplished. The first obstacle being Pro-Link allowing a representative from C.D.A.A. and one from the E.D.A.A. to oversee this process in each area. After that it was time and the number of members applying. At this time, plans to make this a smoother and easier process are being looked at.
There are many changes that have and are coming into place for 2023 to comply with Bill 46, The Health Statues Amendments Acts, 2020.
New regulations for Infection, Protection, and Control that went into place as of January 1, 2023. C.A.D.A. has new bylaws that will be coming into place. The Continuing Competence Program Policies are also being reviewed. Just to name a few.
2023 is going to be a year of many changes and we as R.D.A.s will be affected. I have been asked by R.D.A.s that are non-members of the Tri-Level Associations, “What do I get out of being a member?” My answer is that our Tri-Level Associations are our voice to the Government and we need to be heard and it is a great way to get to know other R.D.A.s outside of the ones you work with.
At the beginning of each year, I sit down and write a short list of New Year’s resolutions that I would like to accomplish. Let’s all make a resolution to work together to promote Tri-Level Memberships and having a voice with Government.
Our next Membership meeting on January 16th is virtual with Dr. Mike Parchewsky talking about Airways. You need to RSVP to get the link for the meeting.
Wendy Wilson CDAA President
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