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R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566: QUALIFICATIONS OF BOARDS OF HEALTH STAFF

under Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7

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Health Protection and Promotion Act

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 566

QUALIFICATIONS OF BOARDS OF HEALTH STAFF

Consolidation Period: From January 1, 2001 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 630/00.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1. (1) The requirements for employment as a medical officer of health or an associate medical officer of health in addition to those set out in section 64 of the Act are that the person be the holder of,

(a) a fellowship in community medicine from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;

(b) a certificate, diploma or degree from a university in Canada that is granted after not less than one academic year of full time post graduate studies or its equivalent in public health comprising,

(i) epidemiology,

(ii) quantitative methods,

(iii) management and administration, and

(iv) disease prevention and health promotion; or

(c) a qualification from a university outside Canada that is considered by the Minister to be equivalent to the qualifications set out in clause (b). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 1 (1).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a medical officer of health or associate medical officer of health who was employed by a board of health on the 1st day of July, 1984. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 1 (2).

2. (1) The requirements for engaging the services of a person in the classification of business administrator of a board of health are that the person,

(a) be the holder of a bachelor’s degree in business administration or commerce from a Canadian university and have a minimum of three years experience in business management and administration;

(b) be the holder of a qualification issued by a university outside Canada and accepted as equivalent to the qualifications set out in clause (a) by a Canadian university; or

(c) has knowledge and experience that the Minister considers equivalent to the requirements set out in clause (a). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 2 (1).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who was employed as a business administrator by a board of health on the 1st day of July, 1984. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 2 (2).

3. (1) The requirements for employment as a public health dentist of a board of health are that the person be the holder of,

(a) a specialty certificate of registration in public health dentistry from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario; or

(b) a general certificate of registration and have successfully completed an approved diploma or degree program in public health consisting of a minimum of 22 months of full-time instruction. O. Reg. 630/00, s. 1.

(2) A person employed as a public health dentist of a board of health on or before December 31, 2000 may continue to be employed as a public health dentist of the board of health. O. Reg. 630/00, s. 1.

4. The requirements for employment as a dental hygienist of a board of health are that the person be registered as a dental hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. O. Reg. 630/00, s. 1.

5. The requirements for employment as a public health inspector are that the person,

(a) be the holder of a certificate granted by the Board of Certification of Public Health Inspectors of The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors;

(b) is registered as a veterinarian under the Veterinarians Act and is the holder of a certificate in veterinary public health or has experience that the Minister considers equivalent to such registration and certification; or

(c) be the holder of a certificate issued prior to the 1st day of July, 1979 by The Canadian Public Health Association or by a certifying organization that is recognized by The Canadian Public Health Association. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 5.

6. The “public health nursing education” prescribed for the purposes of clause 71 (3) (a) of the Act is,

(a) a certificate or diploma obtained after not less than one academic year in public health nursing; or

(b) a nursing degree that includes preparation in public health nursing. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 6.

7. (1) The requirements for employment as a public health nutritionist by a board of health are that the person be registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and that the person,

(a) be the holder of a master’s degree from a Canadian university or a university post graduate diploma from the University of Toronto issued prior to the 31st day of December, 1979, with a major in community nutrition or public health nutrition;

(b) be the holder of a master’s degree from a Canadian university in human nutrition together with community nutrition courses or field or work experience in community nutrition or public health nutrition;

(c) be the holder of a qualification issued by a university outside Canada and accepted as equivalent to the qualifications set out in either clause (a) or (b) by a Canadian university; or

(d) has knowledge and experience that the Minister considers equivalent to the requirements set out in clause (a) or (b). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 7 (1); O. Reg. 630/00, s. 2.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who was employed as a public health nutritionist by a board of health on the 1st day of July, 1984. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 566, s. 7 (2).

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