BACKGROUND:

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) is the legislation that governs Ontario’s regulated health professional Colleges.

Under the RHPA self-regulation of health professions ensures that the public interest is served, that appropriate standards of practice are developed and maintained, that individuals have access to services provided by the health professions of their choice and that they are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals, the Colleges and the Board.

In Ontario, there are 26 regulatory health Colleges that oversee the regulation of 29 professions. This encompasses almost 400,00 healthcare professionals in Ontario alone! 

WHY REGULATION MATTERS

Regulation of health professionals ensures that their duty is to protect the public and ensures safety, ethics, and competency.  

Along with the other regulated health professional Colleges, the CMLTO is required to have its own professional statute that outlines additional individual definitions, scopes of practice, and authorized acts. 

To learn more about how health regulatory colleges in Ontario care about you, visit the Health Profession Regulators of Ontario website: Home | HPRO (regulatedhealthprofessions.on.ca)