College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
Bill or Act:
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 professional misconduct, 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 proposed amendments to the professional misconduct regulation were originally circulated to members and stakeholders for feedback January 25, 2014. The amendments to the professional misconduct address, among other things the following components:
- the evolving scope of practice ;
- describing conduct that is improper, unethical or dishonest and which, if proved, would constitute professional misconduct by a member of the College;
- providing the Registrar and the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee and the Discipline Committee with the appropriate means to address misconduct in the public interest.
For further information, please contact the College at the following address.
July 11, 2014
Comments Due Date:
August 25, 2014
Contact: Melanie Jones-Drost, Deputy Registrar
Phone: 416-591-7800 ext.24
Address: Suite 2103, 180 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8