Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone and Facsimile
Public Release of HPRAC's Report on the Regulation of Paramedics
On March 26, 2010, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Hon. Deb Matthews asked HPRAC to advise whether paramedics and emergency medical attendants (EMAs) should be regulated under the RHPA.
On December 20, 2013, HPRAC submitted a report to the Minister for her review. HPRAC's reports are confidential until released by the Minister.
On March 7, 2014, the Minister publicly released the report. As a result, HPRAC has posted the report on its webpage.
Stakeholder Consultation on the Regulation of Diagnostic Sonographers under the RHPA
On March 26, 2010, the Minister directed HPRAC to reference a previous HPRAC report and "make recommendations on the currency of, and any additions to, advice provided in relation to the regulation of Diagnostic Sonographers". On May 7, 2013, the Minister noted that there may be additional considerations related to the regulation of the profession; and further directed HPRAC to "conduct a broad public consultation with key groups and stakeholders within the diagnostic sonographer community who may not have been included in the original review."
On June 28, 2013, HPRAC invited the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) to submit a proposal to regulate Diagnostic Sonographers under the RHPA. OAMRS submission is now available for review.
HPRAC is now seeking input from those who are interested in this issue, and their input will inform the development of our recommendation to the Minister. The deadline for feedback is January 15, 2014. Find out how to participate.