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Health Minister Seeks Input on Changes to Regulation of Health Care Providers

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Health Minister Seeks Input on Changes to Regulation of Health Care Providers

Ministry of Health

The Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) recently submitted further advice to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care :

  • Critical Links : Transforming and Supporting Patient Care: A Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Mechanisms to Facilitate and Support Interprofessional Collaboration and a New Framework for the Prescribing and Use of Drugs by Non-Physician Regulated Health Professions

In developing this report, HPRAC examined other jurisdictions, reviewed written submissions and published literature, interviewed experts and held public meetings and roundtables in six Ontario communities.

Changes to the regulation of health professionals that protect Ontarians and improve access to care are part of the McGuinty government's HealthForceOntario health human resources strategy.

The Minister is now seeking public input on the recommendations in this report.

To comment, email regulatoryprojects.moh@ontario.ca or mail :

HPRAC Consultations
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
56 Wellesley Street West, 12th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 2S3

Comments may also be faxed to 416-327-8897.

Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2009

The full HPRAC report is available for download in PDF format, below :

November 18, 2008

The Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) recently submitted five reports to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

  • A Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on the Review of the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses in the Extended Class (Nurse Practitioners), March 2008
  • An Interim Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Mechanisms to Facilitate and Support Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Colleges and Regulated Health Professionals, March 2008
  • An Interim Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Mechanisms to Facilitate and Support Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Colleges and Regulated Health Professionals: Phase II, Part I, September 2008
  • A Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Regulatory Issues and Matters Respecting the use of the "Doctor Title" in Traditional Chinese Medicine, September 2006
  • Regulation of Health Professions in Ontario : New Directions (A report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Regulatory Issues and Matters respecting Health Care Practitioners, Patients and Clients), April 2006

In developing these reports, HPRAC examined other jurisdictions, reviewed written submissions and published literature, interviewed experts and held public meetings and roundtables in six Ontario communities.

Changes to the regulation of health professionals that protect Ontarians and improve access to care are part of the McGuinty government's HealthForceOntario health human resources strategy.

The Minister is now seeking public input on the recommendations in these reports.

In addition, the Minister is looking for input on who may use the title "Doctor" when delivering healthcare to Ontarians. For more information on this issue, see HPRAC's April 2006 report Regulation of Health Professions in Ontario: New Directions.

To comment, email regulatoryprojects.moh@ontario.ca or mail :

HPRAC Consultations
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
56 Wellesley Street West, 12th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 2S3

Comments may also be faxed to 416-327-8897.

Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009

The full HPRAC reports are available for download in PDF format, below :

Document download
February 2009
Critical Links : Transforming and Supporting Patient Care: A Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Mechanisms to Facilitate and Support Interprofessional Collaboration and a New Framework for the Prescribing and Use of Drugs by Non-Physician Regulated Health Professions
463 pages | 4.9 Mb | PDF format
March 2008
A Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on the Review of the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses in the Extended Class (Nurse Practitioners)
136 pages | 1.7 Mb | PDF format
March 2008
An Interim Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Mechanisms to Facilitate and Support Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Colleges and Regulated Health Professionals
47 pages | 1.2 kb | PDF format
September 2008
An Interim Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Mechanisms to Facilitate and Support Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Colleges and Regulated Health Professionals: Phase II, Part I
205 pages | 3.5 kb | PDF format
September 2006
A Report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Regulatory Issues and Matters Respecting the use of the "Doctor Title" in Traditional Chinese Medicine
41 pages | 646 kb | PDF format
April 2006
Regulation of Health Professions in Ontario : New Directions (A report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Regulatory Issues and Matters respecting Health Care Practitioners, Patients and Clients)
341 pages | 3.3 Mb | PDF format

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