Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone and Facsimile
The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has requested that HPRAC "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 regarding these related professions". She asked that the Council include "an analysis of the current model of foot care in Ontario, issues regarding restricted titles, and whether the existing limitations on the podiatrist class of members should continue."
The Minister’s referral question is multi-pronged and will be addressed in stages.
At this time, HPRAC is addressing issues related to the current model of foot care in Ontario. Public consultation on the matter was held from April 4, 2014 to July 4, 2014. The submissions received during the consultation period have been posted on the chiropody page. To ensure transparency, the stakeholder comments HPRAC receives are posted according to access to information guidelines (for guidelines, visit http://www.hprac.org/en/privacy.asp).
On June 27, 2014, HPRAC submitted a report to the Minister on whether the profession of diagnostic sonography should be regulated under the RHPA.
HPRAC recommendations are advisory only. The minister is not bound to accept HPRAC's advice. The release of an HPRAC report and any follow-up action are at the discretion of the Minister. Should the Minister choose to accept HPRAC's advice, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is responsible for implementation of HPRAC recommendations.
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.