College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
O. Reg 596/94
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed on November 5, 2012. The regulation was filed as O. Reg.334/12. The regulation was published on e-laws on November 7, 2012 and will be published in the Ontario Gazette on November 24, 2012
August 3, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA and the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991, the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of respiratory therapy in Ontario.
Under these Acts, the CRTO may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including defining the substances that may be independently administered by inhalation by respiratory therapists. These 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.
Summary of Proposal
The CRTO made changes to its general regulation to:
- set out therapeutic oxygen as a prescribed substance that members of the CRTO holding general certificates of registration will be authorized to administer by inhalation; and
- restrict CRTO members holding graduate and limited certificates of registration from independently administering therapeutic oxygen by inhalation to a patient. These members will continue to administer oxygen by inhalation to a patient only on the order of a physician, midwife, dentist or nurse practitioner.
These amendments will enable respiratory therapists holding general certificates of registration to provide patients with more efficient access to the oxygen services that they require.
Contact: Kevin Taylor, Registrar & CEO
Phone: 416-591-7800 Ext.21
Address: Suite 2103 - 180 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
November 5, 2012