Role of the College of Homeopaths
The College of Homeopaths of Ontario was established to allow self-regulation of the homeopathy profession within the framework of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Homeopathy Act, 2007. The College has a specific duty to protect the public interest.
All members appointed to the Council of the College, practitioners or public, are expected to make decisions and develop policies, guidelines, standards and regulations that are consistent with the legislative framework. This means that every Council member has a legal duty to act in the best interest of the CHO and the public, not his/her personal interest or the interest of any organization with which he/she associates.
The RHPA, Homeopathy Act (2007), and the By-laws inform the process and framework within which the College and its Council will conduct its business. Individuals who are appointed to the Council must sign a Personal & Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement, in addition to an acknowledgment of fiduciary duties to maintain confidence, adhere to policies and regulations, and act in the manner outlined in the Council member's Code of Conduct.