Regulation - LGIC

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg 532/98 (General)
O.Reg 390/11
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Physiotherapy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on August 19, 2011 as O. Reg 390/11, and was published in the Ontario Gazette on September 3, 2011.
Further Information:
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College Introduction

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of physiotherapy in Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Health Professions Procedural Code (Code) and the Physiotherapy Act, 1991.

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

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario amended its General Regulation to:

a) introduce new labour mobility provisions that would bring registration requirements into compliance with the labour mobility provisions of the Code, as amended by the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA);
b) require all members to carry professional liability insurance;
c) revoke the Academic and Inactive classes of registration;
d) replace the Teaching class with a new Courtesy class of registration; and
e) make miscellaneous and housekeeping amendments.

The General Regulation sets out entry-to-practice requirements for applicants and conditions for members to maintain their certificate of registration. Regulatory provisions concerning registration matters contain both registration requirements and registration conditions. A requirement is something that must be satisfied before the applicant will be issued a certificate of registration; a condition is something the member must continue to satisfy throughout his or her career in order to maintain his or her certificate of registration.
Contact Address:
Contact: Rod Hamilton, Associate Registrar
Phone: 416-591-3828 Ext. 232
Toll-Free: 1-800-583-5885
Fax: 416-591-3834
Address: 375 University Avenue, Suite 901, Toronto, ON M5G
Effective Date:
September 3, 2011