College of Chiropractors of Ontario
Revoke O.Reg 885/93 (Examinations)
Revoke O.Reg 862/93 (Registration)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulations were filed with the Registrar of Regulations on May 6th, 2011. The revoking regulation (examinations) was filed as O. Reg. 136/11 and the registration regulation was filed as O. Reg. 137/11. The regulations were both published on e-laws on May 10th, 2011 and it is anticipated that the regulations will be published in the Ontario Gazette on May 21st, 2011.
May 16, 2011
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 Chiropractic Act, 1991, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is responsible for governing the profession of chiropractic in Ontario in the public interest. The RHPA provides health regulatory colleges the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters concerning registration, including the issuing of certificates of registration that authorize members to practise the profession. All 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.
The CCO amended its registration regulation under the Chiropractic Act, 1991 to:
a) introduce new labour mobility provisions that bring registration requirements into compliance with the labour mobility provisions of the RHPA, as amended by Bill 175, the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA);
b) require all members to carry professional liability insurance;
c) replace the Academic class of registration with a Temporary class of registration;
d) revoke O. Reg. 885/93 (outdated examination provisions);
e) update entry-to-practice requirements for all classes of registration; and
f) make miscellaneous and housekeeping amendments.
Contact: Joel Friedman, Director of Policy & Research
Address: 130 Bloor Street West, Suite 902, Toronto, ON M5S 1N5
May 6, 2011