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Mailing Address
Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 2S3

Telephone and Facsimile
Toll-Free: 1-888-377-7746
Telephone: 416-326-1550.
Fax: 416-327-8897


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Interprofessional Collaboration in the Eye Care Sector

HPRAC is reviewing interprofessional collaboration among health professions in the eye care sector in order to provide advice to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. This review will include research and analysis, engagement of those with an interest in the issues, jurisdictional, literature and jurisprudence reviews, and written submissions from interveners. The Advisory Council will post regular updates in this section of its website.

A - Jurisdictional Reviews

A1 - Opticinary

Opticianry Jurisdictional Review: Summary Report

Opticianry Jurisdictional Review, Section 1: Dispensing and Delegation, Advertising, Business Practices

Opticianry Jurisdictional Review, Section 2: Records, Refraction

Opticianry Jurisdictional Review: Ontario - Dispensing and Delegation, Advertising, Business Practices

Opticianry Jurisdictional Review: Ontario - Records, Refraction

A2 - Optometry

Optometry Jurisdictional Review: Summary Report

Optometry Jurisdictional Review, Section 1: Records and Advertising

Optometry Jurisdictional Review, Section 2: Conflict of Interest and Business Practices

Optometry Jurisdictional Review: Ontario - Records and Advertising

Optometry Jurisdictional Review: Ontario - Conflict of Interest and Business Practices

B - Jurisprudence Reviews

Eye Care Jurisprudence Review - December, 2009

C - Literature Reviews

Eye Care Literature Review - November, 2009

D - Responses to HPRAC's Requests for Advice and Comment

  1. OMA Section on Opthalmology, Dr. Kyle Brydon MD, FRCSC, DipABO, Chair
  2. 2. College of Opticians of Ontario, Caroline MacIsaac-Power, Registrar
  3. Vision Council of Canada, Andrea Belanger, Executive Director
  4. Society of Eyecare Professionals, Y. Ali Khan, R.O., Chair
  5. OMA's Section on General & Family Practice (SGFP), David Bridgeo, M.D., Chair
  6. The Ontario College of Family Physicians, M. Janet Kasperski, RN, MHSc, CHE, CEO
  7. Ontario Association of Optometrists, Barbara Wattie Fuller, M.Sc., Executive Director
  8. IRIS The Visual Group, Dr. Daryan Angle, O.D., Vice President Professional Relations
  9. Joint Submission
  10. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Rocco Gerace MD, Registrar
  11. Georgian College, School of Health and Wellness and School of Child Studies, Dr. Cassandra Thompson, Dean
  12. College of Optometrists of Ontario, Murray J. Turnour, O.D., M.Sc., Registrar

E - Responses to Stakeholder Submissions

  1.  Vision Council of Canada, Andrea Belanger, Executive Director
  2. College of Optometrists of Ontario, Dr. Murray Turnour, O.D., Registrar
  3. IRIS The Visual Group, Dr. Daryan Angle, O.D., Vice President, Professional Practice
  4. College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, Fran Richardson, R.D.H., B.Sc.D., M.Ed., M.T.S., Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer
  5. College of Opticians of Ontario, Jeff Fernandes, RO, President, and Caroline MacIsaac-Power, RO, Registrar
  6. Joint submission:

    Ontario Opticians Association, Lorne Kashin, RO, President, and Opticians Association of Canada, Robert Dalton, DO, CCLF, President
  7. Society of Eyecare Professionals, Y. Ali Khan, R.O., Chair
  8. Ontario Association of Optometrists