Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 107/96 (Controlled Acts) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.
O. Reg. 107/96 (Controlled Acts)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 18
Summary of Decision:
ONTARIO REGULATION 97/23
made under the
REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, 1991
Made: April 17, 2023
Approved: May 11, 2023
Filed: May 15, 2023
Published on e-Laws: May 15, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: June 3, 2023
AMENDING O. REG. 107/96
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed changes are not expected to impose any increased costs on members or businesses.
February 16, 2023
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 107/96 (Controlled Acts) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, to exempt respiratory therapists from the prohibition on the controlled act of applying soundwaves for diagnostic ultrasound when acting under the order of a physician or nurse practitioner.
The application of soundwaves is a non-invasive tool used by regulated health professions including respiratory therapists to check for fluid in the lungs and to assess the ideal placement of chest tubes and catheters. The amendment would clarify what authority respiratory therapists must apply soundwaves for the purposes of diagnostic ultrasound.
Should you wish to provide feedback on this proposal, you may provide it by email to email@example.com.
This proposal is not final. The ministry may refine this proposal based on feedback received through consultation, prior to seeking the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Health Workforce Regulatory Oversight Branch
Nursing and Professional Practice Division
Ministry of Health
438 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2K8
May 15, 2023