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Denturism Act, 1991

S.O. 1991, CHAPTER 25

Consolidation Period: From June 4, 2007 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 2007, c. 10, Sched. B, s. 7.

Definitions

1. In this Act,

“College” means the College of Denturists of Ontario; (“Ordre”)

“Health Professions Procedural Code” means the Health Professions Procedural Code set out in Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991; (“Code des professions de la santé”)

“member” means a member of the College; (“membre”)

“profession” means the profession of denturism; (“profession”)

“this Act” includes the Health Professions Procedural Code. (“la présente loi”) 1991, c. 25, s. 1.

Health Professions Procedural Code

2. (1) The Health Professions Procedural Code shall be deemed to be part of this Act. 1991, c. 25, s. 2 (1).

Terms in Code

(2) In the Health Professions Procedural Code as it applies in respect of this Act,

“College” means the College of Denturists of Ontario; (“Ordre”)

“health profession Act” means this Act; (“loi sur une profession de la santé”)

“profession” means the profession of denturism; (“profession”)

“regulations” means the regulations under this Act. (“règlements”) 1991, c. 25, s. 2 (2).

Definitions in Code

(3) Definitions in the Health Professions Procedural Code apply with necessary modifications to terms in this Act. 1991, c. 25, s. 2 (3).

Scope of practice

3. The practice of denturism is the assessment of arches missing some or all teeth and the design, construction, repair, alteration, ordering and fitting of removable dentures. 1991, c. 25, s. 3.

Authorized act

4. In the course of engaging in the practice of denturism, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to fit and dispense removable dentures. 1991, c. 25, s. 4.

Governing Board continued as College

5. The Governing Board of Denture Therapists is continued under the name College of Denturists of Ontario in English and Ordre des denturologistes de l’Ontario in French. 1991, c. 25, s. 5.

Council

6. (1) The Council shall be composed of,

(a) at least seven and no more than eight persons who are members elected in accordance with the by-laws;

(b) at least five and no more than seven persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not,

(i) members,

(ii) members of a College as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, or

(iii) members of a Council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. 1991, c. 25, s. 6 (1); 1998, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 30 (1).

Who can vote in elections

(2) Subject to the by-laws, every member who practises or resides in Ontario and who is not in default of payment of the annual membership fee is entitled to vote in an election of members of the Council. 1991, c. 25, s. 6 (2); 1998, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 30 (2).

President and Vice-President

7. The Council shall have a President and Vice-President who shall be elected bi-annually by the Council from among the Council’s members. 1991, c. 25, s. 7.

Restricted titles

8. (1) No person other than a member shall use the title “denturist”, a variation or abbreviation or an equivalent in another language. 1991, c. 25, s. 8 (1).

Idem

(2) No person shall use the title “denture therapist” or a variation or abbreviation of it. 1991, c. 25, s. 8 (2).

Representations of qualification, etc.

(3) No person other than a member shall hold himself or herself out as a person who is qualified to practise in Ontario as a denturist or in a specialty of denturism. 1991, c. 25, s. 8 (3).

Exception

(4) Despite subsection (2), a member may use the title “denture therapist” or a variation or abbreviation of it for three years after this Act comes into force. 1991, c. 25, s. 8 (4).

Definition

(5) In this section,

“abbreviation” includes an abbreviation of a variation. 1991, c. 25, s. 8 (5).

Notice if suggestions referred to Advisory Council

9. (1) The Registrar shall give a notice to each member if the Minister refers to the Advisory Council, as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, a suggested,

(a) amendment to this Act;

(b) amendment to a regulation made by the Council; or

(c) regulation to be made by the Council. 1991, c. 25, s. 9 (1).

Requirements re notice

(2) A notice mentioned in subsection (1) shall set out the suggestion referred to the Advisory Council and the notice shall be given within thirty days after the Council of the College receives the Minister’s notice of the suggestion. 1991, c. 25, s. 9 (2).

Offence

10. Every person who contravenes subsection 8 (1), (2) or (3) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $25,000 for a first offence and not more than $50,000 for a second or subsequent offence. 2007, c. 10, Sched. B, s. 7 (1).

Transition

11. A person who, on the day before this Act comes into force, was licensed as a denture therapist under the Denture Therapists Act shall be deemed to be the holder of a certificate of registration issued under this Act subject to any term, condition or limitation to which the licence was subject. 1991, c. 25, s. 11.

12., 13. Repealed: 2007, c. 10, Sched. B, s. 7 (2).

14. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Act). 1991, c. 25, s. 14.

15. Omitted (enacts short title of this Act). 1991, c. 25, s. 15.

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