College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
Ontario Regulation 218/94
O. Reg. 36/12
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Dental Hygiene Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed on March 26, 2012. The regulation was filed as O. Reg. 36/12. The regulation was published on e-laws on March 26, 2012 and will be published in the Ontario Gazette on April 14, 2012.
Summary of Proposal:
Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Dental Hygiene Act, 1991, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is responsible for governing the self regulating profession of dental hygienists in Ontario.
Under these Acts, the CDHO may make regulations on a variety of subject matter, 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.
Summary of Proposal
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) has made amendments to Ontario Regulation 218/94 (General), made under the Dental Hygiene Act, 1991 to:
1. introduce new labour mobility provisions that bring registration requirements into compliance with the labour mobility provisions of the Health Professions Procedural Code (Code), which is Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), as amended by the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA);
2. strengthen public protection by requiring that applicants graduate from an accredited dental hygiene education program or equivalent;
3. strengthen the College's ability to determine the suitability of applicants and members to practise the profession by, among other things, requiring police checks, introducing a course requirement and updating the provisions relating to the suspension of members; and,
4. make miscellaneous and housekeeping amendments.
The proposed regulation was not posted to the Regulatory Registry during the CDHO's circulation periods of October to December 2008 and August to October 2009 since the proposed regulation was not required to be posted at those times.
Contact: Marita Dias, Registration Coordinator
Phone: 416-961-6234 Ext. 243
Address: 69 Bloor St. East, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M4W 1A9
March 26, 2012