Kinesiologists, and those who employ or work with them, have obligations to report certain information to the College.
Mandatory reporting helps protect the public because it brings important information to the College’s attention. Through these mandatory reports, the College can investigate incidents of possible professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity on the part of kinesiologists.
Below is brief summary of different reporting obligations. For more information on each report listed below, view the Mandatory Reporting Guideline.
If you have questions about mandatory reporting, contact Brian Fehst, Practice Advisor, via email or at (416) 961-7000 ext. 104.
Reporting obligations for kinesiologists
Kinesiologists must file a mandatory or self-report with the College if they:
- believe a patient/client may have been or is being sexually abused by a kinesiologist. (Special rules apply to how this type of report is made. Kinesiologists should consult the Mandatory Reporting Guideline or consult with the College).
- end a partnership, health profession corporation or association with a kinesiologist or other regulated health professional for reasons of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
- have been charged with or found guilty of an offence, or are subject to any bail or similar restrictions.
- have a finding of professional malpractice or negligence.
- have a finding or proceeding by another regulatory body.
For help in making a mandatory report, view the mandatory reporting checklist.
Reporting obligations for employers/facility operators
Employers or facility operators must file a mandatory report with the College if:
- they believe a patient/client may have been or is being sexually abused by a kinesiologist.
- they have reason to believe that a kinesiologist is incompetent or incapacitated.
- a kinesiologist or other regulated health professional has been terminated for reasons of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
- a kinesiologist voluntarily resigns, relinquishes or restricts his or her practice and there is reasonable belief that it is related to their conduct, competence or capacity.
- a partnership, health profession corporation or association involving a kinesiologist or other regulated health professional ends for reasons of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
Reporting to other organizations
Kinesiologists and employers of kinesiologists may also have mandatory reporting obligations to other organizations, such as reporting child abuse and neglect or elder abuse, and warning authorities or appropriate parties when someone is in serious danger (duty to warn). Please also be aware of these reporting obligations.
Filing a report
Mandatory reports must be filed within 30 days of the finding or occurrence. However, reports must be made immediately if there are reasonable grounds to believe that:
- the professional will continue to sexually abuse the patient or other patients; or
- the incompetence or the incapacity of the professional is likely to expose patients to harm or injury, and there is urgent need for intervention.