WELCOME to the Transitional Council of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario
NEW! (Scroll down for details)
- 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
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
1) 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.
2) The release date of the individual assessment materials. Now that the regulation has been approved, the TC-CHO is finalizing details to prepare to launch the individual assessment tools and processes. There are several steps in this process, and it will take the College several weeks to achieve. The launch date will be announced as soon as possible.
What to Expect in the Coming Weeks
1) More webinars will be held in late February and March 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) Once the individual assessment program is launched, applicants may contact the assessment service provider (a third-party consultant) directly to answer individual assessment questions.
6) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
Final Registration Regulation on e-Laws Filed February 2014
Quality Assurance Regulation on e-Laws Ontario Filed January 2013
Professional Misconduct Regulation on e-Laws Ontario Filed October 2012
Bylaws of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario
Professional Practice Standards and Guidelines
What is Homeopathy? Fact Sheet
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
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