College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on August 30, 2013. The amended conflict of interest regulation was filed as O. Reg. 250/13. The regulation was published on e-laws on September 4, 2013 and it is anticipated that the regulations will be published in the Ontario Gazette on September 14, 2013.
July 25, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 23 health regulatory colleges governing 25 health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and their respective health profession Acts.
Under the RHPA and the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991, the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of respiratory therapy in Ontario. Under these Acts, the CRTO may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including conflict of interest, subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Summary of Proposal
The CRTO is amending its general regulation (O.Reg. 596/94) made under the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991 to introduce new conflict of interest provisions.
The amendments would:
a) define what constitutes a conflict of interest for members of the profession, both in general and with respect to specific practice situations; and
b) prohibit members from practising the profession while in a conflict of interest
For further information, please contact the College at the address below.
Contact: Kevin Taylor, Registrar
Phone: 416-591-7800 ext.21
Address: Suite 2103, 180 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
August 30, 2013