When you see a regulated healthcare professional in Ontario, this is what you have the right to expect:

  • You can find up-to-date information about your healthcare professional using the online register available on each healthcare regulator’s website.
  • Your healthcare professional will clearly explain any proposed treatment or procedure.
  • Your healthcare professional will clearly indicate fees or costs for services.
  • You can accept or refuse any treatment or procedure.
  • You can ask questions and express concerns.
  • You will be treated as a partner in making decisions about your healthcare.
  • You will be given the right treatment for your condition.
  • Your treatment will be given safely.
  • You will be treated with respect and understanding.
  • You should have information about what to do if your health changes or worsens.
  • Your personal information will remain confidential.
  • You can contact an Ontario health regulator to talk about a concern or to make a complaint.

Click on the profession links below to learn how Ontario health regulators protect your rights: (Clicking on the links below will re-direct you to another website.)