After the public consultation ended, the Clinic Regulation Working Group met in February 2016 to consider next steps for the project. In their discussion, the Working Group considered the objectives of the project, what was learned from the stakeholder feedback, and the current policy environment.
The Working Group came to a consensus decision to make a submission to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The submission will bring awareness to the gap in public protection that currently exists, discuss alternative solutions, and call on the Ministry to take action to address the gap. The Working Group is not advocating for a particular solution or model; we recognize that more work is required to explore the issue and find the most appropriate solution for Ontario.
A draft submission has been prepared, and it will go to the Councils of all of the Working Group colleges for their approval. The Working Group anticipates making the submission to government in summer 2016. We will post the submission at that time.