On May 1, 2018, Ontario Regulation 261/18 "Information Prescribed under Subsection 23 (2) of the Health Professions Procedural Code", made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, came into force.
The new regulation made by the Minister of Health sets out additional information related to members that must be kept on the College's public register.
In summary, the additional information to be contained on the public register is as follows:
A summary of information relating to findings of guilt against a member under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, unless the conviction was subject to a record suspension, pardon, or successful appeal.
Any conditions of release related to a charge or finding of guilt under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and any variations to those conditions.
Information relating to any outstanding charges for an offence under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Information relating to a disciplinary finding or finding of professional misconduct or incompetence by another regulatory or licensing authority in any jurisdiction.
Information related to a member's licensure or registration to practice another profession in Ontario or a profession in another jurisdiction.
The majority of the information set out by the new regulation is already required to be listed on the public register as a result of the College's By-Laws; however, in some instances, the new regulation expands the scope of the information to be made public.
The College is proposing amendments to By-Law 21 (The Register) to bring the by-laws into alignment with the requirements of the new regulation. The existing by-law provisions relating to listing criminal convictions, charges, etc. on the public register are being deleted and replaced with the language of the new provisions from the regulation. This ensures that there is no conflict between the new regulation and the College's By-Laws.
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