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Mailing Address
Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 2S3

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Toll-Free: 1-888-377-7746
Telephone: 416-326-1550.
Fax: 416-326-1549

Latest News

Public Release of HPRAC's Report on the Regulation of Chiropody

In June 2007, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable George Smitherman, asked the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) to "review issues relating to the regulation of chiropody and podiatry and provide advice as to whether and how there should be changes to existing legislation." The Minister also asked that HPRAC include in its review "an analysis of the current model of foot care in Ontario, issues regarding restricted titles, and whether the existing limitation on the podiatrist class of members should continue."

In March 2010, the Minister wrote to HPRAC, noting that "regulation is currently in place which is effective," and asked that work not commence on this referral until advice on the regulation of diagnostic sonographers, dental assistants and paramedics was submitted.  No date was given as to when HPRAC was to provide its advice to the Minister.

In May 2013, the Minister directed that HPRAC start its work on the referral no later than January 1, 2014.

On August 31, 2015, HPRAC submitted a report to the Minister for his review. HPRAC's reports are confidential until released by the Minister.

On March 7, 2017, the Minister publicly released the report. As a result, HPRAC has posted the Chiropody and Podiatry report on its webpage.

Registered Nurse (RN) Prescribing

On March 31, 2016 HPRAC submitted its report to the Minister on Registered Nurse Prescribing in Ontario.

Regulation of Chiropody and Podiatry

On August 31, 2015 HPRAC submitted its report to the Minister on the regulation of chiropody and podiatry and the model of foot care in Ontario.

Public Release of HPRAC's Report on the Regulation of Diagnostic Sonography

In 1999, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care referred the issue of the regulation of diagnostic sonographers to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC). In 2000, HPRAC recommended that diagnostic sonographers be regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) within the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO). Regulation did not occur at that time, however. In 2007, HPRAC was asked to reference its 2000 report and make recommendations on the currency of the advice provided.  In 2013, the Minister noted that there may be additional considerations related to the regulation of the profession and further directed HPRAC to conduct a broad public consultation with key groups and stakeholders within the diagnostic sonographer community.

On June 27, 2014 HPRAC submitted a report to the Minister for his review. HPRAC's reports are confidential until released by the Minister.

On August 24, 2015 the Minister publicly released the report. As a result, HPRAC has posted the report on its webpage.

Public Release of HPRAC's Report on the Regulation of Paramedics

On March 26, 2010, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Hon. Deb Matthews asked HPRAC to advise whether paramedics and emergency medical attendants (EMAs) should be regulated under the RHPA. 

On December 20, 2013, HPRAC submitted a report to the Minister for her review. HPRAC's reports are confidential until released by the Minister.

On March 7, 2014, the Minister publicly released the report. As a result, HPRAC has posted the report on its webpage.