Note: This article was originally published in the Summer 2023 edition of our On Call newsletter and has not been updated.
Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and Registration Requirements Regulation (O. Reg. 508/22), all health professions have been mandated to submit proposed regulations to create an emergency class of registration. These provisions were included in the proposed Registration Regulation submitted to the Ministry.
While it is unlikely that health professions will need to rely on the emergency class in the near future, Council has approved a new policy that
- would allow the College to operationalize
- this new class of certificate in an event of an emergency.
The Emergency Class Policy describes the circumstances when the College can issue emergency class certificates, how the emergency will continue to be assessed, and what happens when the emergency is considered to be resolved.
You can read the new Emergency Class Policy on the College’s website. The policy will come into effect when the Emergency provisions of the Registration Regulation come into force. We will update midwives when this occurs.