At its September meeting, Council approved for circulation proposed amendments to the Registration Regulation and College by-laws.
If approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, these amendments would:
- add a “good character” provision to the Regulation, which would provide the College with more robust regulatory tools when assessing new registrants
- add a non-practising status to the Regulation, which would set out the process for non-practising members to return to active practice
- reduce the annual fees paid by non-practising members, bringing the College in line with other regulatory bodies
- eliminate the Academic Certificate of Registration, which would remove potential bias from the Regulation and enhance public protection
Your comments are invited
The complete Regulation with proposed amendments can be viewed on the College website.
Your input is important. Please send us your comments by email, fax, or mail.
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Deadline for comments is December 6, 2016. This consultation is now closed.