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filed April 20, 2018 under Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 18

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ontario regulation 260/18

made under the

Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

Made: April 10, 2018
Approved: April 18, 2018
Filed: April 20, 2018
Published on e-Laws: April 20, 2018
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 5, 2018

Patient Criteria under Subsection 1 (6) of the health professions procedural code

1. The following criteria are prescribed criteria for the purposes of determining whether an individual is a patient of a member for the purposes of subsection 1 (6) of the Health Professions Procedural Code in Schedule 2 to the Act:

1. An individual is a patient of a member if there is direct interaction between the member and the individual and any of the following conditions are satisfied:

i. The member has, in respect of a health care service provided by the member to the individual, charged or received payment from the individual or a third party on behalf of the individual.

ii. The member has contributed to a health record or file for the individual.

iii. The individual has consented to the health care service recommended by the member.

iv. The member prescribed a drug for which a prescription is needed to the individual.

2. Despite paragraph 1, an individual is not a patient of a member if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

i. There is, at the time the member provides the health care services, a sexual relationship between the individual and the member.

ii. The member provided the health care service to the individual in emergency circumstances or in circumstances where the service is minor in nature.

iii. The member has taken reasonable steps to transfer the care of the individual to another member or there is no reasonable opportunity to transfer care to another member.


2. This Regulation comes into force on the latest of,

(a) the day section 6 of Schedule 5 to the Protecting Patients Act, 2017 comes into force;

(b) May 1, 2018; and

(c) the day this Regulation is filed.

Made by:
Pris par :

La ministre de la Santé et des Soins de longue durée,

Helena Jaczek

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care


Date made: April 10, 2018
Pris le : 10 avril 2018