Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone and Facsimile
The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hon. Deb. Matthews has asked HPRAC to "review issues relating to the regulation of chiropody and podiatry and provide advice as to whether and how there should be changes to existing legislation regarding these related professions". She asked that the Council include "an analysis of the current model of foot care in Ontario, issues regarding restricted titles, and whether the existing limitations on the podiatrist class of members should continue."
The Minister has asked that HPRAC's work on this project commence no later than January 1, 2014.
When a referral is received from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, HPRAC determines relevant public interest concerns and questions. HPRAC attempts to understand all perspectives on an issue including those of key health care practitioners, other affected health care professionals, clients and patients, advocates and regulators. Each issue proceeds through a multi-stage process where information and responses are requested from and shared with stakeholders. HPRAC will conduct literature, jurisdictional and jurisprudence reviews, and engage in key informant interviews. Its analysis of the issues will lead to a determination of additional information required, and the appropriate process to be used.
HPRAC also wishes to remind interested parties that the purpose of regulation under the RHPA is to protect the public. The onus is on the applicant to provide sufficient evidence to HPRAC so the Advisory Council can effectively assess the application against the criteria for regulation of a new profession under the RHPA. For further details about the HPRAC criteria and the process for regulating a new health profession under the RHPA.
HPRAC invites you to be informed and to participate in the discussion concerning chiropody and podiatry. Watch this site for information concerning consultations and requests for specific information and comment. You may also get latest updates and consultation announcements by following HPRAC on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/HPRACOntario.