The new proposed regulation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)
Bill or Act:
Summary of Proposal:
The new proposed regulation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) would require every health regulatory College to post certain information on its website in accordance with the requirements and timelines set out in the proposed regulation.
The information that must be posted along with the timelines of when the information must be posted includes:
1.A copy of every fair registration practices report that the College filed with the Fairness Commissioner (within 30 days after the report is required to be filed with the Fairness Commissioner)
2.A copy of every final audit report (within 30 days after the Fairness Commissioner advises the College that the Minister has been provided with a copy of the report) and
3.Any advice or recommendations provided by the Fairness Commissioner about a College's proposal to make, amend or revoke a registration regulation that is received before the proposal is submitted to the Council of the College for approval (within 30 days after the advice is received).
Further requirements of posting information include:
1.A College that receives advice/recommendations from the Fairness Commissioner about a proposed registration regulation would have the opportunity to make written submissions to the Fairness Commissioner within 45 days after receiving the advice/recommendations.
The Fairness Commissioner's advice/recommendations and any actions the College is taking, or the reasons why no action is being taken, in relation to the advice/recommendations must be posted on the College's website within 60 days. If the Fairness Commissioner decides not to support the proposed regulation, the College must post on its website the actions it is taking, or the reasons why no action is being taken, in relation to the Fairness Commissioner's decision.
2.If the Fairness Commissioner provides a report containing advice and recommendations to the Minister under section 22.5 (1) (h), of the Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2 to RHPA, the Minister may give the College notice about the Fairness Commissioner's report and a copy of the report. The College would have the opportunity to make written submissions to the Minister about the report within 30 days. Within 45 days of receiving the report, the College must also provide the Minister and the Fairness Commissioner with a written response about the actions the College is taking to address the report, or the reasons why no action is being taken. Within three days of providing this response, the College must post on its website the Fairness Commissioner's report, the College's written submissions and response.
The proposed regulation would come into force on July 1, 2014.
December 12, 2013
Comments Due Date:
January 27, 2014
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
12th Floor, 56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ON M5S 2S3