Medicine Amendment Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 28 - Bill 2Skip to content
The Bill ensures that physicians who provide non-traditional therapies or alternative forms of medicine are not found guilty of professional misconduct or incompetence unless there is evidence that proves that the therapy poses a greater risk to a patient’s health than the traditional or prevailing practice.
An Act to amend the
Medicine Act, 1991
Assented to December 21, 2000
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. The Medicine Act, 1991 is amended by adding the following section:
5.1 A member shall not be found guilty of professional misconduct or of incompetence under section 51 or 52 of the Health Professions Procedural Code solely on the basis that the member practises a therapy that is non-traditional or that departs from the prevailing medical practice unless there is evidence that proves that the therapy poses a greater risk to a patient’s health than the traditional or prevailing practice.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Medicine Amendment Act, 2000.