Health-Regulatory Bodies

College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario
Regulates the professions in the public interest, and governs its members in accordance with the regulated health professions act, 1991, the audiology and speech language pathology act, 1991, and regulations and by laws adopted by the college


College of Chiropodists of Ontario
The college is made up of chiropodists and podiatrists and sets standards of practice and conduct to ensure public receive competent and safe care


College of Chiropractorsof Ontario
The governing body established by the provincial government to regulate chiropractors in Ontario, each of whom must be a registered member of the college


College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
Regulate the practice of dental hygiene in the interest of the overall health and safety of the public of Ontario


College of Dental Technologists of Ontario
To serve and protect the public interest, by providing leadership and setting quality standards through self regulation for registered dental technologists of Ontario


College of Denturists of Ontario
Regulate, govern and develop denturists of Ontario while serving the public interest


College of Dieticians of Ontario
Under the regulated health professions act, and the Dietetics Act, regulate the profession of dieticians in Ontario in the interest of the public and public protection


College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Protects the public and create the better understanding of the college and the regulation of massage therapy


College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario
Works together with the laboratory services branch of the ministry of health and long term care and the quality management program – Laboratory Services (QMP-LS) to develop and monitor best practice standards


College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario
Regulatory body for medical radiation technologists (MRTs) in Ontario. Medical Radiation technology is a regulated profession under Ontario’s Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991


College of Midwives of Ontario
Governs Midwifery in the interest of public safety by: regulating the practice of the profession and governing members according to legislation, regulations, and by laws; Setting standard of qualification for persons issued certificates of registration, developing, establishing, and maintaining standards of professional ethics for members, responding to complaints regarding midwifery practice


College of Nurses of Ontario
Protects the public right to quality nursing services by providing leadership to the nursing profession in self regulation


College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
A self governing body that protects the public interest and improves their health and well-being by registering, regulating, and supporting the ongoing competency of occupational therapists


College of Opticians of Ontario
Practice of Opticianry in the province of Ontario, and Health Regulatory College; regulate and improve the practice of Opticians in the public interest


College of Optometrists of Ontario
Self-regulatory authority accountable for registering (licensing) and governing optometrists in Ontario


Ontario College of Pharmacists
Regulates the practice of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Regulates the province’s doctors in the public interest


College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to regulating the practice of physiotherapists in the public interest


College of Psychologists of Ontario
Regulatory body for the profession of psychology in the Province of Ontario


College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
Regulates the profession of Respiratory Therapy in Ontario. It is not a teaching college but a self-governing body established by law to regulate the profession


College of Veterinarians of Ontario
Regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario to protect the public interest – not a school or university; licenses veterinaries, inspects and accredits veterinary facilities and investigates complaints against veterinarians


Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO)
Made up of the province’s 21 health regulatory colleges


Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
Links to health profession regulatory colleges


Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Regulates the practice of social workers and social service workers


National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
An umbrella association of the pharmacy regulatory authorities


Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Statutory governing body for dentists in Ontario that protects the public’s right to quality oral health services by providing leadership and education to the dental profession in self-regulation


The Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N)
In order to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors must be registered with the BDDT-N

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