College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
O. Reg. 856/93
Regulation - LGIC
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Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 450/10 was filed on December 3, 2010 and published on e-laws on December 7, 2010. O. Reg. 450/10 amended O. Reg. 856/93 (Professional Misconduct) made under the Medicine Act, 1991.
January 26, 2011
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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 Medicine Act, 1991, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is responsible for governing the profession of medicine in Ontario. Under these Acts, the CPSO has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matter, including the authority to make a regulation unique to their professions for the purposes of defining professional misconduct. The regulations are subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
In accordance with these authorities, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario amended its Professional Misconduct Regulation to state that it is an act of professional misconduct to fail to comply with section 9 of Ontario Regulation 114/94 (General) and to fail to comply with any duty or requirement under Part XI (Inspection of Premises where Certain Procedures are Performed) of Ontario Regulation 114/94 (General).
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December 3, 2010