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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

Current HPRAC Reports

Paramedicine in Ontario: Consideration of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, December 2013

HPRAC submitted Paramedicine in Ontario: Consideration of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (December 2013) to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The principle guiding HPRAC's recommendation was whether the application met a "risk of harm" threshold. HPRAC recommended that paramedics not be regulated under the RHPA. The report can be viewed here:

Paramedicine in Ontario: Consideration of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Volume 1

Paramedicine in Ontario: Consideration of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Volume 2

 

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Dental Assistant Application for Regulation, April 2013

HPRAC submitted The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Dental Assistant Application for Regulation (April 2013) to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The principle guiding HPRAC's recommendation was whether the application met a "risk of harm" threshold. HPRAC recommended that Dental Assistants (DAs) not be regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) at this time. Please click on the following link to review the report:

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Dental Assistant Application for Regulation - Volume 1

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Dental Assistant Application for Regulation - Volume 2

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Physician Assistant Application for Regulation, August 2012

HPRAC submitted The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Physician Assistant Application for Regulation (August 2012) to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The principle guiding HPRAC's recommendation was whether the application met a "risk of harm" threshold. HPRAC recommended that Physician Assistants (PAs) not be regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) at this time. It also recommended that a compulsory registry be implemented under the governance and oversight of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). It is hoped that the registry, and other targeted initiatives, will result in enhanced interprofessional collaboration. Please click on the following links to review the report:

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Physician Assistant Application for Regulation - Volume I

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Physician Assistant Application for Regulation - Volume II

HPRAC's 2011-2012 annual report

HPRAC submitted its annual report for 2011-2012 to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The report summarizes HPRAC's activities in 2011-12 which included revising the criteria for regulating a new health profession under the RHPA. HPRAC also received two new referrals from the Minister requesting advice on alternatives to the mandatory revocation provision in the RHPA for the treatment of a spouse and consideration for regulating physician assistants under the RHPA.

To view the report, please click on the link below:

Annual report 2011-2012

Report on alternatives to the Mandatory Revocation Provisions and Treatment of Spouses by Health Care Professionals, June 2012

HPRAC submitted The Spousal Patient: Advice to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for Alternatives to the Mandatory Revocation Provisions and the Delivery of Treatment to Spouses under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (June 2012), to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. HPRAC's recommendations call for changes to the language of the RHPA to expressly exempt the treatment of spouses by health care professionals from the definition of sexual abuse. It also calls for Colleges to make profession-specific changes to the professional misconduct regulations and/or standards of practice to prohibit their members from treating their spouse.

Please click on the link below to view the report.

The Spousal Patient Report