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

Current Ministerial Referrals

Referral on Chiropody and Podiatry

The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has requested that HPRAC "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". Council was asked to 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’s referral question is multi-pronged and will be addressed in stages. HPRAC has commenced an initial consultation session on the current model of foot care in Ontario. 

The consultation period is from April 4, 2014 to July 4, 2014.

Referral on the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)

On Dec. 20, 2013, HPRAC concluded its work on this referral by delivering its report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hon. Deb. Matthews: Paramedicine in Ontario: Consideration of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. HPRAC's reports are confidential until released by the Minister.

On March 7, 2014, the Minister publicly released the report. 

Referral on the Regulation of Diagnostic Sonographers under the RHPA

HPRAC is currently in the data analysis/validation and recommendation development stage for the Diagnostic Sonographer referral. A final report will be delivered to the Minister in June 2014.