Regulation Amendment to O.Reg 383/00 - Registration Regulation
O.Reg 383/00 - Registration Regulation
Bill or Act:
Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998
Summary of Proposal:
Under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is responsible for governing the self-regulating professions of social work and social service work in Ontario.
Under this Act, the OCSWSSW may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including registration, subject to prior review by the Minister of Community and Social Services and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Summary of Proposal
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is proposing amendments to its registration regulation to bring its registration requirements into compliance with the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA), to permit members to become inactive and for other purposes, which are summarized below.
The proposed amendments to the current registration regulation include:
• Provisions to comply with OLMA.
• Provisions to permit a member to become an inactive member provided that the member meets certain requirements. The requirements include not engaging in the practice of social work or social service work in Ontario or using the protected titles or designations unless the inactive member also uses "inactive" or the French equivalent.
• Adding a requirement for registration that an applicant has engaged in the practice of social work or social service work within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of application or otherwise satisfies the Registrar that he or she is competent to perform the role of a social worker or social service worker. This requirement does not apply to an applicant who has obtained the academic qualifications or a combination of academic qualifications and experience within the 5 year period preceding the application.
• A provision to permit the Registrar to suspend a member's certificate of registration, after 60 days' notice, for failure to comply with the OCSWSSW's continuing competence program.
• A provision to permit the Registrar to revoke a certificate of registration that has been suspended for greater than 2 years where the suspension is a result of a member's failure to comply with the College's continuing competence program or failure to pay fees or to provide information.
• General housekeeping items.
March 26, 2010
Comments Due Date:
April 26, 2010
Community and Developmental Services Branch
Ministry of Community and Social Services
80 Grosvenor St. fourth floor