Funding for Therapy and Counselling

According to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), each regulatory college has the responsibility to create and administer a fund for therapy and counselling for patients who have been sexually abused by a member. This funding program is monitored by the Patient Relations Committee, a statutory committee of CCO.

The Patient Relations Committee reviews each applicant, determines if the applicant meets the eligibility requirements, and sets the level of funding allowed. The maximum amount of funding that may be provided to an applicant is $16,060 (200 half-hour sessions billed at $80.30 per session).

The requirements for funding are outlined in the following documents:

The following documents relate to the prevention of sexual abuse of patients:

Application Forms

About the Patient Relations Committee

The Patient Relations Committee is responsible for implementing a pro-active patient relations program that promotes confidence in the chiropractic profession. In particular, the Committee is  interested in ensuring that members are fully informed regarding the nature of professional relationships, that policy making and complaints processes of CCO are open and accessible to the public, and that members of the public are fully informed regarding their rights to safe, effective, and ethical chiropractic are.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop and implement a program to enhance relations between the patient and the member.
  • Develop and implement measures for preventing and dealing with sexual abuse of patients.
  • Develop standards of practice, policies or guidelines for the conduct of members with their patients.
  • Provide information to the public about their rights (e.g., Partnership of Care / Partenariat de soins de santé).
  • Administer the funding program (i.e., funding for therapy and counselling for patients sexually abused by members).


Legislation and Ethics Examination and Record Keeping Workshop

CCO will be holding the next sitting of the legislation and ethics examination and record keeping workshop on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the CCO Office, 130 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1N5.

Please complete the legislation and ethics examination application and submit it to Ms Madeline Cheng, Registration Coordinator to apply for the examination. Please contact Ms Madeline Cheng at or 416-922-6355 ext. 113 for any questions.

Please see the record keeping workshop information sheet and apply using the record keeping workshop application form and submit it to Ms Rose Bustria, Administrative Asistant to apply for the workshop. Please contact Ms Rose Bustria at or 416-922-6355 ext. 101 for any questions.