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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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Criteria for Regulation of a New Profession

HPRAC requests comments on proposed revisions to the criteria for regulating new health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 for comments.

In 2005, HPRAC developed its criteria for regulating a new health profession under the Regulated Health Professions Acts (RHPA), 1991. Over the years, the health professions landscape has evolved significantly. In particular, there have been various factors driving policy changes including: technological advances; greater interprofessional collaboration; focus on better quality care; focus on improved efficiency; and, demand for better patient outcomes. Additionally, there is a greater appreciation that the overriding objective of regulating a health profession under the RHPA is to prevent risk of harm to the health and safety of the public. In light of these shifts, HPRAC has updated its criteria for regulating a new health profession under the RHPA.

HPRAC invites your comments regarding the updated criteria. Once the criteria are finalized, they will be used in making future recommendations to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding the regulation of new health professions under the RHPA.

This consultation has now ended. The consultation period was April 19, 2011 to June 17, 2011. 

 

To access the new HPRAC criteria and the process for regulating a new health profession under the RHPA.