Amendments to Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 356/11 has been filed with the registrar of regulation on July 22 2011. The new regulation will be effective on September 1, 2011.
The amendments to Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarian Act were approved as outlined in the proposal with the exception of the amendments to the Public Service Licence. Following feedback from the public consultation, the Public Service Licence will remain valid but the requirements to obtain such a licence have been amended to be in compliance with the Ontario Labour Mobility Act. In addition, the requirements for the short-term licence have been brought into compliance with the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009. It will no longer be necessary to comply with s. 8(1)(a) of Regulation 1093 where the authorizing certificate issued to the applicant by an out-of-province regulatory authority is the equivalent of a general or short-term licence.
March 23, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
The proposal is to amend Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act to comply with the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA). The proposed regulation would provide as follows:
Several definitions would be added which are based on OLMA terms ("authorizing certificate", "certify", "Labour Mobility Code", and "out-of-province regulatory authority"). Furthermore, the term "local examination" is to be revoked and replaced with "local knowledge examination".
The exemptions under s.3(2) of Regulation 1093 would be broadened so that an applicant for a licence is not required to demonstrate his/her knowledge of English or French if his/her primary and secondary education, or undergraduate veterinary education, was conducted in English or French, or if the applicant has an authorizing certificate from an AIT jurisdiction for which proficiency in English or French was a condition.
Where an applicant for a Restricted licence holds an authorizing certificate, any requirement and condition imposed by the Registration Committee and any direction issued by the Committee would have to comply with the Labour Mobility Code.
Reference to the Agreement on Mobility of Veterinarians within Canada dated August 9, 2001 would be removed.
An applicant for a general licence who has an equivalent certification from another province or territory that is a party to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), would not need to comply with the examination requirements in paragraphs 3 and 4 of subsection 5(1) or the degree requirement set out in paragraph 1 of subsection 5(1).
An applicant for an academic, educational or post graduate and resident licence who has an equivalent certification from another province or territory that is a party to the AIT, would not need to comply with the degree requirement set out in paragraph 1 of subsections 6(1)(a), 9(1)(a) and 9.1(1)(a) respectively.
The proposal is also to amend Regulation 1093 by revoking the Public Service class of licence. There are very few veterinarians currently holding the Public Service licence. Current holders of that licence who are eligible could apply for a General licence. Alternatively, current Public Service licence holders could apply for a Restricted licence that allows them to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine in the course of employment as a veterinarian by the Crown in Right of Canada.
Acting Registrar, College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO)
2106 Gordon Street, Guelph ON N1L 1G6
Phone: 519-824-5600 ext. 2225 or 1-800-424-2856 (Ontario only)
Fax: 519-824-6497 or 1-888-662-9479 (Ontario only)
September 1, 2011