College of Naturopaths of Ontario
Bill or Act:
Naturopathy Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
The Ontario Regulation 416/16 (General) was filed with the Registrar of Regulations as O. Reg. 416/16 (General) under the Naturopathy Act, 2007 on December 2, 2016. The regulation was published on e-laws on December 5, 2016 and printed in the Ontario Gazette on December 17, 2016.
O. Reg. 416/16 (General) amends O. Reg. 17/14 (General) through the addition of the following paragraph:
36.1. Without restricting the generality of paragraph 36, failing, by act or omission, to comply with any duty or requirement under Part IV (Inspection of Premises Where Certain Procedures are Performed) of Ontario Regulation 168/15 (General) made under the Act.
Due to the 90-day implementation delay provision, O. Reg. 416/16 (General) will come into force on March 2, 2017.
Summary of Proposal:
Posted as an Information Item
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 26 health regulatory colleges governing 28 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 Naturopathy Act, 2007, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of naturopathy in Ontario. Under these Acts, the CONO has the authority to 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 Professional Misconduct Regulation
The CONO has made a specific change to its Professional Misconduct Regulation to complement its Inspection Regulation. Please also refer to Regulatory Registry posting 14-HLTC009 for O. Reg. 168/15 (General) and O. Reg. 415/16 (General) to learn more about the CONO's Inspection Regulation.
To review the CONO's Professional Misconduct Regulation resources, please use the following link to the CNO's website:
Alternatively, the CONO may be contacted with the following information listed below:
Contact: Mary-Ellen McKenna, Regulatory Education Specialist
Address: 150 John Street, 10th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3E3
Website: www. collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca
Royal Assent Date:
March 2, 2017