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:
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
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.
An up-to-date list of educational opportunities can always be found here.
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.
If you have not yet completed your application, there is still time. Help is available, no matter how far along you are in the process. Check the "How to Register" page on this website for information on every requirement and every component of the registration process. If you can't find the answers you need, make an appointment to speak with a peer mentor (IA) or a member of the registration staff.
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