College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Bill or Act:
Occupational Therapy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on July 14, 2010. O. Reg. 226/96, and was published in the Ontario Gazette on July 31, 2010.
August 17, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 21 health regulatory colleges governing 23 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 Occupational Therapy Act, 1991, the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of occupational therapy in Ontario. Amendments were recently made to the College’s notice of open meetings and hearings regulation made under the Occupational Therapy Act. In particular the College amended the way in which notices of council meetings and hearings will be posted. Previously newspapers were the medium of choice. With the increasing use of other media sources such as the internet, the College has made it a requirement to post the meeting and hearing dates on the college website as it is easily updated and can easily reach intended targets.
Contact: General Inquiries
Address: 20 Bay St, Suite 900, PO Box 78, Toronto ON M5J 2N8
Royal Assent Date:
July 31, 2010