WELCOME to the Transitional Council of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario 
 

 

NEW! (Scroll down for details)

  • The Individual Assessment Program has been launched - NEW!
  • Invitation to Academic Stakeholders - May 8, 2014
  • Formal 60-Day Consultation on Bylaw 19.03 – Revised Explanation of Individual Assessment Fees, March 31 to June 4, 2014
  • On-line Registration Information Sessions - (SLIDES TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)
  • 60-Day Public Consultation on Revised Practice Standards
  • Registration Regulation Receives Government Approval
  • Download the latest issue of Milestones, the TC-CHO newsletter
  • Jurisprudence
     

The Individual Assessment Program is Now Available

After extensive work and thanks to the contributions of numerous homeopaths and other experts, the Individual Assessment Program is now ready to download. This is a major milestone for homeopaths and their patients in Ontario.

Individual Assessment:
Demonstrating skills and knowledge

Every practitioner wishing to register with the College of Homeopaths — that is, everyone who wishes to practice as a homeopath in Ontario — must successfully complete an individual assessment (IA) to demonstrate competence in a range of areas identified as being necessary and relevant to the practice of homeopathy within a regulated environment.

As one of the requirements of registration, applicants must demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively practise homeopathy.

The Applicant Guide is now available to download in both Word format and pdf. Get started on the path to becoming a registered homeopath by completing this important prerequisite now.

Individual Assessment Applicant Guide                                            pdf          Word format

Individual Assessment Application Form                                          pdf          Word format

Self-Assessment Form                                                                         pdf          Word format

Individual Assessment Review and Appeals Process                     pdf          Word format

Individual Assessment Request for Review Form                           pdf          Word format

If you miss the time-limited period in which to register in the Grandparented class, you will have to meet the requirements of the Full class. Practitioners who don’t register by the proclamation date will not be able to practise as or call themselves homeopaths. Start the registration process NOW by completing the individual assessment.
 


Invitation to Academic Stakeholders - May 8, 2014 

With the recent approval of the registration regulation, the transitional Council is nearing the point at which registration will open. The TC would like to meet with representatives of all homeopathy programs in Ontario to provide further information regarding registration requirements, school program criteria and the registration process.

Each academic program is invited to send one or two representatives to attend in person on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the TC office at 163 Queen Street East, Toronto.

Please R.S.V.P. by May 1, 2014 to communications@collegeofhomeopaths.on.ca. More details will follow.


Formal 60-Day Consultation on Bylaw 19.03 – Revised Explanation of Individual Assessment Fees, March 31 to June 4, 2014
The fee for completing the individual assessment is paid to the third party who administers the program. As part of the Bylaws package, this fee was sent out for consultation in 2013 and subsequently approved by Council. This consultation deals with the description of fees for reassessment and the proposed fees for Request for IA Review.

These fees will apply in two circumstances:

1. When an applicant does not successfully demonstrate the required number of competencies and resubmits in order to achieve the level of completion necessary for registration.

2. When an applicant disagrees with their individual assessment and opts to submit a Request for IA Review of the results of an individual assessment.

In finalizing preparation for the launch of the individual assessment program it was determined that:

1. The description in the current draft of the Bylaws lacks details on the cost of reassessing specific numbers of competencies.

2. There is a need to specify pricing for a Request for IA Review of an individual’s assessment results.

3. Clarification is needed to explain that if an applicant requires reassessment of more than 75% of the competencies, the full price would apply.

Explanation of Proposed Amendments
On Friday, March 21, 2014 Council approved, in principle, proposed amendments to the Bylaws specific to section related to 19.03, directing that this section be sent out for formal 60-day public consultation. This consultation deals only with the proposed fees that differ from those in the original schedule.

Download the consultation package here.

Provide comments via the on-line survey here.
 


On-line Registration Information Sessions

For a comprehensive description of registration requirements and other important information related to registration, download the slides used in the on-line presentations. The slides are temporarily unavailable but will be reposted shortly. 


60-Day Public Consultation on Revised Practice Standards
February 28 - May 4, 2014

In 2013, the draft Standards and Guidelines were sent out for formal 60-day consultation. Feedback gathered was considered and, in some cases, resulted in revisions being made to address questions and concerns raised by various stakeholders. These revisions do not significantly change policy, but are rather intended to help the reader better understand and/or adopt the standards.

Following the spring 2013 consultation, the transitional Council approved all but two Standards and Guidelines. Standards #3 Compounding and #8 Dual Registration received revisions considered to be substantive, warranting formal 60-day public consultation.

Download the consultation package, including the revised standards, here.

Marked copies showing the changes made since the previous version can be downloaded here:

Standard #3 - Compounding

Standard #8 - Dual Registration

Provide comments via the on-line survey here.


Registration Regulation Receives Government Approval

Today is a grand day for the transitional Council. Foremost, we want to thank our Stakeholders and Council members for the tremendous effort it has taken to achieve this key regulatory requirement. The result of many years of work and preparation, the approval and posting of the Registration Regulation on e-Laws marks a new era for patients and the profession. This would not have been possible without the contributions of practitioners, subject matter experts, schools and associations, other regulatory bodies and the public.
 
The transitional Council members and staff are very excited about the approval of the Registration Regulation, because we can now begin to release the information that practitioners will need in order to apply to become registrants of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO). There is still much work to be done before this can happen. We have to ensure congruency between the Registration Regulation and all of the tools and processes that have been prepared for applicants. The registration process needs to be finalized, together with completing the final steps to implement the individual assessment. In a staged process, we will continue to enhance our comprehensive education and communications about the process so that applicants will know what is expected of them and how to apply for registration to the College.

We are almost there and will keep you informed as we move forward.

Basil Ziv, Registrar

 
What Is Not Yet Known
 
The proclamation date. Recognizing the importance of this date to all stakeholders, the transitional Council will share this information widely, once received from the Government.
 

 
What to Expect in the Coming Weeks
 
1)  More webinars will be held providing specific details on the registration and assessment tools and processes.
 
2) A comprehensive description of registration requirements will be provided, detailing all of the components required to register. Additionally, TC-CHO will be answering commonly asked questions.
 
3) Dates will be released as soon as they are known. The transitional Council will endeavour to let stakeholders know what is coming and when.
 
4) Times will be available for individual applicants to ask staff specific questions about their registration application. These dates and times will be widely publicized.
 
5) All available information will be posted on the transitional Council’s website. Applicants should check the website first before calling the office.
 

What This Means for Potential Applicants
 
1) Applicants can confidently enroll in and complete the Jurisprudence Program, a required element of the registration process. The program guide is available for download from the TC-CHO website (scroll down), and you can enroll directly here.

2) Shortly, the TC-CHO will provide detailed information so applicants can begin to pursue other requirements, including courses in CPR and first aid.

3) Anyone interested in pursuing registration with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario should be diligent about watching for and reading information from the transitional Council.
 
More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Please read all communications from the transitional Council and share with your colleagues. If you are not on our e-mail list, please send your contact information to info@collegeofhomeopaths.on.ca.

 


The Jurisprudence Program is now up and running. Take the first step toward registration by completing the program now.

The purpose of this program is to provide future registrants with a deeper understanding of the requirements to practice in a regulatory environment. This includes a review of the laws, regulations and standards that relate to the practice of homeopathy in Ontario. These materials are designed to ensure that homeopaths understand their legal responsibilities and how they affect day-to-day practice. All applicants for registration with the College, including those educated in Ontario, elsewhere in Canada and in other countries are required to pass the Jurisprudence Program. The successful completion of the Jurisprudence Program is a requirement for registration with the College.

To get started, download and read the following documents:

Jurisprudence: General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Jurisprudence Program Tips

Jurisprudence Manual

When you're ready to begin, access the program here.


Further 60-Day Public Consultation on Select Fees -- now closed
November 25, 2013 - January 28, 2014

Download the consultation package here.

Download the feedback received here.

Based on feedback received during the Bylaws consultation held recently, a further 60-day consultation was conducted on select fees. After considerable analysis, it was felt that adjustments could be made in a number of areas, thereby allowing for a reduction of some fees. The new fees are the minimum necessary to enable the College to function adequately in the core areas of Registration, Quality Assurance and Complaints, Reports, Inquiries and Discipline. In some cases, programming has been reduced in scope; in other areas, the introduction of activities has been spread over a longer timeline or eliminated.

All bylaws except for these select fees were approved by the transitional Council on November 18. Download the bylaws here.

Download feeback from the initial bylaws consultation here.

 


Entry-to-Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators

Competency Profile for Entry-to-Practice Homeopaths Practising in Ontario

Performance Indicators for Homeopaths Practising in Ontario

 

Newsletters & Updates  

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 5 - NEW!

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 4

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 3

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 2

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 1

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 4

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 3

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1

Milestones Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue

 

Annual Reports

TC-CHO Annual Report April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012

TC-CHO Annual Report April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011

TC-CHO Annual Report April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010

 

Regulations

 

Registration Regulation O. Reg. 18/14

Quality Assurance Regulation O. Reg. 32/13 

Professional Misconduct Regulation O. Reg. 315/12   

 

Bylaws  

Bylaws of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario

 

 Professional Practice Standards and Guidelines

What is Homeopathy?  Fact Sheet

 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

 

Transitional Council Members

The appointment of members of the transitional Council, both public and professional, are made by the Ontario Government, or more specifically, by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, with the process itself being administered by the Public Appointments Secretariat, an agent of the Ontario Government.

Selection of an individual for appointment to the transitional Council is based on the person's expertise, knowledge and experience. The individual may have clinical or academic expertise in the practice of homeopathy, health professional regulation, and health or public administration sector. Persons with a demonstrated interest or experience in public service may also be appointed. Each is expected to serve in his/her individual capacity rather than as a representative of any organization or any interest/advocacy group to which they may belong. Members may be appointed for a one or two year term. They may be reappointed.

The transitional Council is comprised of six professional members and six public appointees.

Executive Committee
Jim Dunsdon, President (public)
Bhupinder Sharma, Vice President (professional)
Whitney Collins (professional)
Maggi Martin (public)

Governance Panel
John Curran (public)
Jim Dunsdon (public)

Ron Harris (professional)
John Millar (professional)

Individual Assessment Panel
Bhupinder Sharma, Chair (professional)
Whitney Collins (professional)

Eden Gajraj (public)

Maggi Martin (public)
John Millar (professional)
Kelly Warren (public)

Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee
Whitney Collins, Chair (professional)
John Curran (public)
Ron Harris (professional)
Maggi Martin (public)
Bhupinder Sharma (professional)

Quality Assurance Committee
Whitney Collins (professional)
Bhupinder Sharma (professional)
Maggi Martin (public)
John Millar (professional)
Kelly Warren (public)

Registration Committee
Wangari Muriuki, Chair (public)
Whitney Collins (professional)

Ron Harris (professional)
Bhupinder Sharma (professional)
Kelly Warren (public)

Steering Panel
Eden Gajraj, Chair, (public)
Bhupinder Sharma (professional)
Kelly Warren (public)

Click here to view bios of the transitional Council members.

Registrar
Basil Ziv, Registrar

 

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Upcoming Transitional Council Meetings

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location - 163 Queen Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON