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Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

ONTARIO REGULATION 508/22

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Consolidation Period:  From January 1, 2023 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 508/22.

Legislative History: 508/22.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Definition

1. In the Act,

“Canadian experience” means any work experience or experiential training obtained in Canada.

Timely decisions and responses

2. (1) The Registrar shall, within 15 days after receiving an application for registration, provide the applicant with a written acknowledgment of receipt of the application along with either,

(a)  confirmation that the applicant has submitted all of the required materials and information; or

(b)  details regarding what other materials or information are required from the applicant in order to complete the application.

(2) If an applicant provides materials or information in response to a notice under clause (1) (b), the Registrar shall, within 15 days after receiving the materials or information, provide the applicant with a written acknowledgement of receipt along with either,

(a)  confirmation that the applicant has submitted all of the required materials and information; or

(b)  details regarding what other materials or information are required from the applicant in order to complete the application.

(3) The Registrar shall make their decision under subsection 15 (1) of the Code to register an applicant or refer the application to the Registration Committee within 30 days after receiving a complete application that includes all of the required materials and information.

(4) Subsection (3) does not apply if the Registrar needs to verify the authenticity or accuracy of the materials and information or assess an applicant’s educational program or prior learning experience for equivalency with programs or experiences that have already been approved, but,

(a)  the Registrar must complete their verification or assessment within a reasonable period of time; and

(b)  the Registrar must make the decision described in subsection (2) within 15 days after completing the verification or assessment.

Language proficiency testing requirements

3. (1) An applicant for registration satisfies a College’s English or French language proficiency testing requirement if the applicant demonstrates, within two years before the date of making the application, English or French language proficiency at a level satisfactory to the College on a test that is approved under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) for use in assessing language proficiency.

(2) Subsection (1) does not limit a College’s ability to accept other examinations, tests or assessments as evidence of English or French language proficiency.

Exemption from Canadian experience requirements

4. (1) Section 16.2 of the Code does not apply to a requirement for Canadian experience if the College permits applicants that have equivalent experience in another country to meet the requirement.

(2) Section 16.2 of the Code does not apply to a requirement for Canadian experience if that requirement must be met while the applicant is registered in a different class of registration established by the College.

(3) Section 16.2 of the Code does not apply to the requirement to complete a structured practical training program as a condition of registration as a pharmacy technician.

Note: On December 31, 2024, subsection 4 (3) of the Regulation is revoked. (See: O. Reg. 508/22, s. 6)

Note: Section 5 comes into force on August 31, 2023, the day subsection 3 (3) of Schedule 6 to the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 comes into force.

Emergency classes of registration

5. (1) The regulations establishing an emergency class of registration required by section 16.3 of the Code must include at least the following requirements:

1.  They must specify emergency circumstances that will cause the class to be open for issuance and renewal.

2.  They must specify that the emergency class of certificates of registration expire no more than one year after they are issued but are renewable for the same period of time, with no limit on the number of times they may be renewed as long as the emergency circumstances persist.

3.  They must specify circumstances in which a member of the emergency class may apply for another class of registration and must exempt the applicant from at least some registration requirements that would ordinarily apply to the application.

(2) Paragraph 3 of subsection (1) does not prevent the Council from establishing alternative requirements that must be met by the applicant.

6. Omitted (provides for amendments to this Regulation).

7. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

 

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