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Local Health System Integration Act, 2006

ONTARIO REGULATION 264/07

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Historical version for the period June 15, 2007 to April 11, 2010.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Duties

1. (1) The duty of a health professionals advisory committee established by a local health integration network under subsection 16 (5) of the Act is to provide advice to the network on how to achieve patient-centred health care within the local health system for the purpose of assisting the network in carrying out its activities. O. Reg. 264/07, s. 1 (1).

(2) In providing advice under subsection (1), the health professionals advisory committee shall consider the following matters to support the local health integration network in carrying out its activities:

1. The health status of those demographic segments of the population that the network specifies.

2. Innovative approaches to health service delivery.

3. The utilization of health human resources.

4. Health promotion and wellness.

5. Other matters that the committee determines and that are consistent with the objects of the network.

6. Other matters that the network considers appropriate and specifies to the committee. O. Reg. 264/07, s. 1 (2).

Composition

2. (1) A local health integration network shall appoint a person as a member of a health professionals advisory committee only if,

(a) the person is,

(i) a member within the meaning of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991,

(ii) registered as a drugless practitioner under the Drugless Practitioners Act, or

(iii) a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who holds a certificate of registration for social work; and

(b) the person practises or resides in the geographic area of the network. O. Reg. 264/07, s. 2 (1).

(2) A local health integration network shall not appoint a person as a member of a health professionals advisory committee if,

(a) the person is a member of the board or an officer of a corporation or entity that represents the interests of persons who are part of the health sector and whose main purpose is advocacy for the interest of those persons;

(b) the person receives compensation to represent the interests of a corporation or entity described in clause (a), whether or not the person is an employee of the corporation or entity;

(c) the person is a president, vice-president, chair, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary, chief executive officer or executive director of a local, provincial, national or international trade union or performs functions for a trade union similar to those normally performed by a person holding any of those titles;

(d) the person receives compensation to represent the interests of a trade union, except if the person is an employee of the trade union; or

(e) the person has been the subject of a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in Ontario or any other jurisdiction and the finding has not been set aside on appeal or judicial review, as the case may be. O. Reg. 264/07, s. 2 (2).

(3) A member of a health professionals advisory committee of a local health integration network shall cease to be a member of the committee if,

(a) the person ceases to be eligible to be appointed to the committee under subsection (1) or (2);

(b) the person resigns; or

(c) the network revokes the person’s appointment. O. Reg. 264/07, s. 2 (3).

(4) A health professionals advisory committee shall consist of at least 12 persons, being,

(a) four members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, being,

(i) one who is authorized to practise in the area of family medicine and who practises in the community,

(ii) one who is authorized to practise in a specialty of medicine that is not family medicine and who provides care to in-patients in a hospital, and

(iii) two additional members;

(b) four members of the College of Nurses of Ontario,

(i) being at least one from each of the following sectors: hospital, community and long-term care, and

(ii) of whom at least one holds a certificate of registration for registered practical nurses;

(c) one member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario who is from the hospital, long-term care or community sector;

(d) one member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario or the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario;

(e) one member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists who is from the hospital, long-term care or community sector; and

(f) one member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who is from the community, long-term care or mental health sector. O. Reg. 264/07, s. 2 (4).

(5) In addition to the 12 persons described in subsection (4), a health professionals advisory committee may consist of three other persons, none of whom shall be a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. O. Reg. 264/07, s. 2 (5).