In April 2022, the Ontario government enacted Bill 106, the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022, to strengthen our healthcare system’s ability to respond in the event of a public health emergency.
In October 2022, amendments were made to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), requiring all health colleges to develop regulation for a new emergency class certificate of registration. The emergency class certificate of registration will enable a temporary but expedited path to registration for healthcare professionals during a declared emergency circumstance.
In accordance with the RHPA and Registration Requirements Regulation (O. Reg. 508/22), features of the emergency class regulation must include:
- The specific circumstances that would prompt the issuance and renewal of the emergency class certificate
- A time period of no more than one year duration, but renewable for the same period of time as long as the emergency circumstance persists
- Circumstances where the holder of an emergency class certificate could be exempt from certain registration requirements if applying for another class of certificate of registration.
Colleges must submit their proposed regulation amendments to the Ontario Ministry of Health by May 1, 2023.
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The College will review all feedback and present their proposed regulation amendments to the Ontario Ministry of Health by May 1, 2023.
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