Regulation - LGIC

College of Optometrists of Ontario

Regulation Number(s):
O.Reg 837/93
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Optometry Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulatory amendments were filed with the Registrar of Regulations on September 14, 2012 as O. Reg.279/12 and will be published on e-laws on September 18, 2012 and published in the Ontario Gazette on September 29, 2012.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
January 13, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Optometry Act, 1991, the College of Optometrists of Ontario (the College) is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of optometry in Ontario.

Under these Acts, the College may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including registration, subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The College has amended its Registration Regulation to:

a) introduce new labour mobility provisions that brings registration requirements into compliance with the labour mobility provisions of the RHPA, as amended by the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009;

b) update entry-to-practice academic requirements;

c) provide sufficient time for applicants from unaccredited programs to complete the jurisprudence exam requirement in addition to completing any requirement for further education or training; and

d) make housekeeping amendments.
Contact Address:
Contact: Hanan Katerina Jibry, Assistant Registrar
Address: Suite 901, 1867 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M4S 1Y5
Phone: 416-962-4071
Toll-Free: 1-888-825-2554

Effective Date:
September 14, 2012