Regulation - LGIC

College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) Registration Regulations

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 833/93
O. Reg. 205/94
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Denturism Act, 1991, Dentistry, 1991
Summary of Proposal:
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.

The College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) are proposing regulation revocation and replacement, and amendments made under the Denturism Act, 1991, and Dentistry Act, 1991 respectively, to enable each College to enforce compliance with its annual renewal questionnaire and provide clarity regarding administrative suspensions and revocations. Additionally, the Colleges also require amendments to address housekeeping updates to their respective registration, reinstatement and resignation requirements. Lastly, according to the CDO, amendments are required to its regulation to permit flexibility to make changes to academic program registration requirements and for timely academic program approval.

The proposed regulation amendments are subject to prior review by the Minister of Health and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC).
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed regulations are not anticipated to impose any increased administrative costs to members and/or businesses as they deal specifically with outcomes from non-compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements when practicing in Ontario.

The proposed regulations will impose minimal new registration costs for applicants, who are not considered a member or a business (a $100 one-time jurisprudence examination fee). The proposed regulations will not require stakeholders to incur costs for training or education, however, they will need to review the regulations to understand their responsibilities and accountabilities.

The introduction of accreditation by a third-party accreditation body under the Denturism Act, 1991, would require academic programs to pay a fee in order to receive accreditation, however accreditation would not be mandatory in order to offer an academic program in denturism that could ultimately result in registration with the College. The annual accreditation costs are not considered administrative and are not a compliance cost given they are not mandatory. They also do not affect individual denturists.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
February 19, 2021
Comments Due Date:
April 5, 2021
Contact Address:
Health Workforce Regulatory Oversight Branch
Strategic Policy, Planning and French Language Services Division
438 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto ON M5G 2K8