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How to Find a Homeopath: The Public Register

NEW! Download the February 2016 edition of Rubrics, the newsletter of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario

NEW! Election Package for Registrants

Public Consultation on Bylaws

The College invites feedback from stakeholders on proposed changes that would:

1) add a new fee to Bylaw 19.03 to cover the cost to determine eligibility to register through the review of education and training background of individuals who have not completed a program in homeopathy recognized by the College of Homeopaths of Ontario, and

2) lower the aggregate amount of professional liability insurance required. 

Your comments on these changes are welcome and may be submitted by electronic survey (preferred), email, or mail. Download the consultation package here.

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Janet Blanchard, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance, Patient Relations, and Communications at programs@collegeofhomeopaths.on.ca or by phone at 416-862-4775 or 1-844-862-4780.

Consultation Closing Date:                  February 10, 2017

CHO Fair Registration Practices Report to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner

Public appointees named to College Council

In December 2015, the Ontario government named six public appointees to the College's governing Council. In addition to returning members Eden Gajraj and Kelly Warren, the appointments include:

Clare Beckton

Mark Heller

Sandeep Johal

Myrna Tulandi

More information about public Council members can be found here.


CHO Registrants elect professional members of inaugural College Council

Between August 10 and 13, registrants of the College elected seven professional members to the first College Council. Twenty-four individuals were nominated for seats in six districts. Those elected will be joined by a number of public members to be appointed by the Ontario Government. Newly elected professional members of Council include:

East: Maya de Szegheo-Lang (term ending spring 2017)

Peel: Anna Cardozo (term ending spring 2018)

Toronto: Yamit (Ananda) More Fischer (term ending spring 2018)

Toronto: Haroula Battista (term ending spring 2018)

North: Mahbiz Rahbar-Azad (term ending spring 2017)

Southwest: Andrea Hauser (term ending spring 2017)

Ontario: Bhupinder Sharma (term ending spring 2017)

CHO secures Canada Revenue Agency recognition of homeopaths as authorized practitioners for the purpose of claiming medical expenses

The regulation of homeopathy in Ontario provides a number of benefits to the patients of registered homeopaths. Among these is the opportunity to claim services provided by homeopaths as authorized medical expenses.

The College acted quickly after proclamation to apply to have the profession added to CRA's list of authorized medical practitioners. The CHO was notified recently that the application had been approved, and homeopathy is now listed on the CRA's website.

NEW! The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the transitional Council is available to download here.

It's official: The Homeopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed on
APRIL 1, 2015

Download the College's News Release here:
Patient Protection at the Forefront with Proclamation of the Homeopathy Act, 2007:
College of Homeopaths of Ontario established to ensure safe and competent practice, recognize diversity in patient choice

Letter from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Following receipt of final government approval and publication in the March 14, 2015 edition of the Ontario Gazette, the Council is pleased to announce that the Homeopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed on April 1, 2015.

This momentous event represents the culmination of years spent developing a framework for the self-regulation of homeopathy. Accountability and public protection go hand in hand. It marks the beginning of a new phase for both the public and the profession.

Sincere appreciation must go to the hundreds of stakeholders who have contributed to this process and will continue to do so.

What Proclamation Means
On April 1, 2015, the Homeopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed and the transitional Council became the College of Homeopaths, vested with the full power of the legislation, including the authority to register homeopaths, administer a quality assurance program, and receive and investigate complaints and reports. Also on that date, a public register of registrants was added to the College’s website, allowing for public access to information about practitioners’ registration status. 

As of the proclamation date, only those who have been issued a certificate of registration by the College can use the title "homeopath" and/or hold themselves out as homeopaths.

Check out the latest e-mail blast from the College here.

Report on Regulation Matters: A Symposium for Leaders in the Homeopathic Community

Response to the Minister re: Status of Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

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