Registration of Members in the General (Provisional) Class of Registration
In view of the global pandemic, CCO developed Policy P-058: Policy on Considering Applications for Registration During the COVID-19 Pandemic to facilitate the registration of competent, ethical applicants for registration with CCO who have met all requirements for registration (including graduation from an accredited chiropractic education program), other than successful completion of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) Examinations. The CCEB examinations were postponed for several months because of health and safety concerns and the need to ensure the examinations are valid, reliable and defensible. Before approving Policy P-058, CCO consulting broadly with stakeholders, including chiropractic organizations, the Federation of Canadian Chiropractic, chiropractic educational institutions, the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, and the Ministry of Health. CCO also benefitted from a comprehensive policy review and report prepared by the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s Accessing Centre for Expertise (ACE) [abstract and full report available here].
Congratulations to the following members who have been registered in the General (Provisional) Class of Registration (subject to the terms, conditions and limitations outlined in Policy P-058):
Dr. Dominic André
Dr. Andrew Creppin
Dr. Natalie David
Dr. Rose-Anick Kingsbury-Tessier
Dr. Ye Yin Rong
The terms, conditions and limitations for members registered in the General (Provisional) Class of Registration are as follows:
- The member has successfully passed Part A of the CCEB examination and is registered for Parts B and/or C of the CCEB examinations for the Fall 2020 sitting.
- The member shall only practise under the supervision of a member of CCO who:
- Holds a General (i.e. Active) certificate of registration;
- Has been registered in the General class of registration for at least five years from the date of application;
- Is currently actively providing direct care to patients;
- Is in good standing with CCO;
- Is not the subject of any disciplinary of incapacity proceeding or has an outstanding referral for a disciplinary or incapacity proceeding; and
- Effectively supervises the applicant’s performance of patient-related activities, including the requirement that the member be physically present on the premises and available for consultation at all times during the applicant’s performance of patient-related activities.
- The member shall use the title “Chiropractor (Provisional)” in all written and oral communications describing the applicant’s professional or registration status.
- When providing a professional service to a patient for the first time, the member shall inform each patient that the applicant’s registration status is provisional because the member has not yet completed their registration examinations. The member shall ensure that the patient has confirmed this disclosure in writing in the patient record (e.g., through a consent form).
- The member must successfully pass the Fall sitting of CCO’s Legislation and Ethics examination.
- The provisional certificate of registration shall expire at the earlier of being notified of an unsuccessful attempt of any component of the CCEB or eight weeks after the first available sitting of the CCEB examinations unless, at that time, the applicant has successfully passed all components of the CCEB examinations and CCO’s Legislation and Ethics Examination, at which point the applicant may be issued a General certificate of registration without these Terms Conditions or Limitations (TCLs). No additional registration or certificate fee will be owing from the applicant, if this fee has already been paid for the General (Provisional) certificate of registration.
- The member must promptly submit a completed application to CCO for a General certificate of registration on successful completion of the CCEB examinations.