Legislation and Regulations
The Tribunal’s responsibilities and powers are found in different Acts and regulations made by the government of Ontario.
The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) governs all regulated health professions in Ontario.
Sections 36 to 56 of the Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2 to the RHPA, sets out the requirements for discipline hearings. Among other things, the Code describes the composition of Tribunal hearing panels, who is a party, hearing processes and the orders the Tribunal may make.
The RHPA has several regulations. The ones considered most often by the Tribunal are listed below:
- Ontario Regulation 59/94: Funding for Therapy or Counselling for Patients Sexually Abused by Members
- Ontario Regulation 260/18: Patient Criteria
- Ontario Regulation 262/18: Prescribed Offences
The Medicine Act sets out what CPSO members may do when practising medicine:
The Medicine Act also has several regulations. The ones considered most often by the Tribunal are listed below:
- Ontario Regulation 856/93: Professional Misconduct
- Ontario Regulation 114/94: General (includes Parts II -XI on Advertising; Conflicts of Interest; Records; Quality Assurance; Funding for Therapy and Counselling; Inspection of Premises where Certain Procedures are Performed)
The Tribunal may also consider these Acts:
- Statutory Powers Procedure Act
- Evidence Act
- Hearings in Tribunal Proceedings (Temporary Measures) Act, 2020
You can find all Ontario legislation online.