College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario: Creation of Emergency Class Certificate of Registration
O. Reg. 226/96
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Occupational Therapy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The regulation was amended to add an emergency class certificate of registration.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed regulation amendment is not anticipated to result in increased administrative costs to members and/or businesses as it creates additional pathways for new health professionals to begin practicing their profession in Ontario.
February 23, 2023
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 RHPA was amended in October 2022 to reduce barriers to registration and require Colleges to establish an Emergency Class. To meet this requirement, the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is proposing to amend its General regulation made under the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991, to add an emergency class certificate of registration.
The proposed regulation amendments are subject to prior review by the Minister of Health and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Health Workforce Regulatory Oversight Branch
Nursing and Professional Practice Division
438 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto ON M5G 2K8
August 21, 2023