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O. Reg. 277/23: REGISTRATION

filed August 21, 2023 under Chiropractic Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 21

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ontario regulation 277/23

made under the

Chiropractic Act, 1991

Made: August 3, 2023
Approved: August 17, 2023
Filed: August 21, 2023
Published on e-Laws: August 21, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: September 9, 2023

Amending O. Reg. 137/11


1. Section 1 of Ontario Regulation 137/11 is amended by adding the following paragraph:

5. Emergency.

2. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

8.1 (1) The following rules apply where a member who holds an emergency certificate of registration wishes to be issued a general certificate of registration:

1. An application must be made to the Registrar.

2. The member shall only be entitled to have a general certificate of registration issued if the member satisfies the Registration Committee that they are currently competent to practise.

(2) A member is exempt from the requirement to pay the application and initial certificate fee as set out in the College by-laws.

3. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

Emergency Certificates

16.1 (1) The following are requirements for an emergency certificate of registration:

1. The Minister must have requested that the College initiate registrations under this class based on the Minister’s opinion that emergency circumstances call for it or the Council must have determined, after taking into account all of the relevant circumstances that impact the ability of applicants to meet the ordinary registration requirements, that there are emergency circumstances, and that it is in the public interest that the College issue emergency certificates.

2. The applicant must have satisfied the registration requirements in sections 3 and 4 and paragraph 1, subparagraph 2 i and paragraphs 3 and 4 of section 6. The requirement in paragraph 1 of section 6 is non-exemptible.

3. The applicant must submit a police record check.

(2) Every emergency certificate of registration is subject to the following terms, conditions and limitations:

1. The member shall at all times when providing chiropractic services identify themselves as a member registered in the emergency class of registration, only authorized to practise under supervision.

2. The member shall only use the title Chiropractor (Emergency Class).

3. The member shall only practise the profession while under the direct supervision of a member who holds a general certificate of registration, and who,

i. is currently providing direct patient care to patients,

ii. is not the subject of any disciplinary or incapacity proceeding and does not have an outstanding referral for a disciplinary of incapacity proceeding, and

iii. is authorized to practise in any area of the profession that requires specific additional education or certification, if the member in the emergency class of registration is authorized to practise in these areas of practice.

(3) An emergency certificate of registration expires as follows:

1. Unless stated otherwise on the certificate, six months after it is issued, unless it is renewed.

2. Unless stated otherwise on the certificate, a renewed certificate expires six months after it is renewed, unless it is renewed again.

3. Despite paragraphs 1 and 2, an emergency certificate expires on the earlier of the following:

i. Three months after the date the Council declares that the emergency circumstances referred to in paragraph 1 of subsection (1) have ended.

ii. The date the member is issued a general certificate of registration.


4. This Regulation comes into force on the later of the day subsection 3 (3) of Schedule 6 to the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 comes into force and the day this Regulation is filed.

Made by:

Council of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario:

Sarah Green


Jo-Ann Willson

Registrar & General Counsel

Date made: August 3, 2023