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Ontario health colleges regularly seek the views of the public, health professionals and other stakeholders for the development of policies, guidelines and other documents. The feedback we receive helps fulfill our mandate to protect the public.

Through our consultations, we work to achieve transparent, informed and collaborative policy development for the regulation of health professions in Ontario. Your feedback helps us identify and assess the issues we should examine that concern the public.

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College of Naturopaths of Ontario:

By-law Consultation

In July 2020, the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario completed a Governance Review that was initiated in April 2019 by approving a final report entitled Governance Report: A Mandate for Change. The Council also accepted the Governance Report Implementation Plan presented by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College. Both the Report and the Implementation Plan laid out the Council’s desire to seek meaningful changes to implement those aspects of the Report that could be implemented without legislative change. This consultation document sets out those changes, both in general terms, as well as within the specific sections of the by-laws. This consultation is being undertaken by the CEO of the College in advance of presenting final proposed changes to the Council at its January 2021 meeting. At that time, the final changes will be presented and the Council will be provided with information learned through the consultation process.

The proposed changes include:

– Changes in terminology/nomenclature;
– Changes to the Governing Council;
– Changes to the fees for the Prior Learning and Recognition Program; and
– Housekeeping amendments

Link to consultation – https://collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca/CONO/Who_We_Are/Consultations/Consultation_Overview/CONO/Who_We_Are/Consultations/CNO_Consultations.aspx?hkey=7272cad9-f65a-448e-9b21-d1c967f9d7d0

The deadline to submit your feedback is Tuesday, December 10, 2020.

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College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario:

Registration and Examinations Regulation’s Review

In accordance with Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Council of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is circulating the proposed amendments to the Registration and Examinations Regulation to registrants and other stakeholders for comment.

Link to consultation – https://www.cdho.org/about-the-college/strategic-direction/stakeholder-consultation

The deadline to submit your feedback is Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

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College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario:

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is looking to revise its bylaws to ensure they are in line with governance best practices. The proposed bylaws will allow the College and its Council to move towards best practices with the goal of strengthening the ability of the Council to provide oversight that is clearly aligned with the mandate of the College to serve and protect the public interest.

We want to hear from occupational therapists, stakeholders, and the public about the proposed changes ahead of the January 2021 Council meeting. The proposed bylaw revisions will be posted for 60 days, after which both the Governance Committee and Council will review any feedback.

The deadline for the survey is Monday, January 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm. For additional feedback options, please contact Stamatis Kefalianos, Manager, Regulatory Affairs by phone 416.214.1177 or 1.800.890.6570 ext. 259 or email to [email protected].

Link to consultation – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSQVXM6 (English) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHGJTW2 (French)

The deadline to submit your feedback is January 11, 2021.

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Citizen Advisory Group

The Citizen Advisory Group helps bring the patient voice and perspective to 18 health regulatory Colleges in Ontario. To find out more, visit their website at citizenadvisorygroup.org.