CCO approved a 12-month “cooling off” period for members who are employees, officers and directors of any professional chiropractic association such that a real or apparent conflict of interest may arise, before being eligible for election to CCO Council. Please see By-law 6 for more details.
This cooling off period will assist in avoiding any real or perceived conflict of interest for members who were previously involved in senior roles with other chiropractic associations. This requirement is also consistent with the practices of several Ontario health regulatory colleges. Any other changes to By-law 6 would be subject to further review and approval for distribution.
The public register requirements of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) were amended by Bill 87: Protecting Patients Act, 2017. CCO, like other health regulatory colleges, is required to maintain a public register consistent with the requirements of the RHPA. Approved amendments to By-law 17: Public Register ensure that CCO by-laws are consistent with the requirements of the RHPA as follows:
Including the public register requirements of the RHPA as an endnote to By-law 17: Public Register;
Repealing several sections of By-law 17: Public Register that are addressed in the RHPA to avoid redundancies;
Ensuring that the posting of oral cautions and specified continuing education or remediation programs required by the Inquiries, Complaints Reports Committee are consistent with the requirements of the RHPA, and are to be posted on the public register indefinitely; and
Ensuring that the posting of undertakings required by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee are consistent with the requirement of the RHPA, and are to be posted until the terms of undertaking are completed.
CCO approved further amendments to By-law 17 to clarify what is required under the RHPA‘s requirement to post offences and to expand information that is available on the public register. This practice is consistent with the transparency initiatives of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the practices of many other Ontario health regulatory colleges. These amendments include:
Clarifying that the posting of offences is to include criminal offences and offences under the Health Insurance Act, 1990;
Requiring every bail condition or other restriction related to a criminal offence or an offence under the Health Insurance Act, 1990 that is known to CCO to be posted on the public register; and
Including a notation of a member’s license to practise a profession inside or outside of Ontario to be posted on the public register.
Legislation and Ethics Examination and Regulatory Excellence for CCO Members Workshop
CCO has scheduled an online sitting of the Legislation and Ethics Examination for October 26, 2023. The deadline to apply for this examination is October 10, 2023. Due to the online delivery of the examination, candidates should make themselves available for the entire day. Please complete the application form and submit it to Ms Madeline Cheng, Registration Coordinator to apply for the examination. Please contact Ms Madeline Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-922-6355 ext. 113 for any questions.
More information about the legislation and ethics examination, including study material, can be found at the following link. Information about the October 26, 2023 sitting of the examination can be found at the following link.
Information about the online delivery of the examination can be found in the following document and video.