One of the ways that the College is working to prevent sexual abuse is by making kinesiologists aware of their duty to report sexual abuse and possible boundary violations. The content of the Mandatory Reporting Guideline has not changed. Instead, information about the duty to report sexual abuse is given greater prominence. Insights into how patients/clients may discuss concerns with a practitioner are also provided. Sexual abuse is a complicated matter, and kinesiologists must understand what to do when they see or hear of suspected sexual abuse by another regulated health professional.
The guideline has been revised to include legal changes recently passed by the Ontario government, such as increased fines for not making a report. While some of the new reporting obligations are not yet in effect, the College advises kinesiologists to start abiding by these changes.
Read the Mandatory Reporting Guideline