College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
This regulation amendment was filed on September 29, 2014 as O. Reg. 192/14. The proposed date for its publication date in e-Laws is on October 1, 2014 and the Ontario Gazette, by October 18, 2014.
December 20, 2013
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. Health regulatory colleges operate at arm?s length from the provincial government and independently administer their own internal processes.
Under the RHPA and the Medicine Act, 1991, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is responsible for governing the profession of medicine in Ontario. Under these Acts, the CPSO has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including requiring and providing for the inspection and examination of premises used in connection with the practice of the profession. All College regulations are subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The College has amended a section of Ontario Regulation 114/94 which deals with the College's Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program (OHPIP).
These amendments have:
- removed the exemption for Independent Health Facilities from the College?s OHPIP;
- provided the CPSO with the same powers of inspection and enforcement for IHFs that meet the criteria (performing procedures under specified types of anaesthetic and sedation) that currently exist for out-of-hospital premises (OHP); and
- did not alter the assessment criteria for either IHFs or OHPs.
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September 29, 2014