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Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The Minister's Question
The Minister 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". He 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."
Update - March 26, 2010
The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hon. Deb. Matthews has advised HPRAC that she has revised timelines for the receipt of advice on the regulation of chiropodists and podiatrists in Ontario, since "regulation is currently in place which is effective". She has asked that HPRAC's work on this project begin after advice to her has been submitted on the regulation of other professions, timelines of which have been revised to December 31, 2013.
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.
Your Opinion Counts
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.