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Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Minister's Referrals to HPRAC
On June 24th, 2011, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hon. Deb. Matthews referred two new items to HPRAC: (1). Treatment of spouses by regulated health professionals: Advise on possible alternatives to the mandatory revocation provisions now set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 for treatment of spouses. HPRAC recommendation on this issue is due by June 1, 2012; and, (2) Physician Assistants: Advise on whether public safety and quality of care will be sufficiently upheld in the long-term via the current delegation model or if a new formal regulatory structure should be put in place through which Physician Assistants would be regulated. HPRAC recommendation on this issue is due August 31, 2012. To view a copy of the letter from the Minister, click here.
In addition, on March 26, 2010, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Hon. Deb. Matthews informed HPRAC that she requires advice on the regulation of Diagnostic Sonographers, Dental Assistants and Paramedics/Emergency Medical Attendants by December 31, 2013. Matters concerning Chiropodists and Podiatrists will not be addressed by HPRAC until advice on the regulation of these professions is completed. To view a copy of the letter from the Minister, click here.
Current Referral Timelines
Please note that these are tentative timelines and may be changed without prior notice.
As instructed by the Minister, the referral on issues related to podiatry and chiropody will take place only after advice on the above items has been submitted to the Minister.
Please visit these web pages for information concerning consultations and requests for specific information on current referrals. You may also get latest updates and announcements by following HPRAC on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/HPRACOntario.