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

Telephone and Facsimile
Toll-Free: 1-888-377-7746
Telephone: 416-326-1550.
Fax: 416-327-8897

Latest News

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.

Regulation of Chiropody and Podiatry

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". The Minister 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."

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.