Regulation - Minister

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

Regulation Number(s):
O.Reg 31/13
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Dental Hygiene Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed on January 25, 2013. The regulation was filed as O. Reg. 31/13. The regulation was published on e-laws on January 29, 2013 and will be published in the Ontario Gazette on February 9, 2013.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
July 19, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
College Introduction

Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Dental Hygiene Act, 1991, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of dental hygienists in Ontario.

Under these Acts, the CDHO may make regulations on a variety of subject matter, including conflict of interest, 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 Regulation

The CDHO proposed a conflict of interest regulation that includes:

a) defining what constitutes a conflict of interest for members of the profession, both in general and with respect to specific practice situations;
b) prohibiting members from acting in a professional capacity while in a conflict of interest; and
c) making miscellaneous and consequential amendments to professional misconduct provisions as a result of the new conflict of interest provisions.

Contact Address:
Contact: Evelyn Waters, Deputy Registrar
Phone: 416-961-6234 Ext. 228
Address: 69 Bloor St. East, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M4W 1A9

Effective Date:
January 25, 2013