Transparency Initiatives-Making More Information Available to the Public
Regulatory bodies need to pay heed to the public’s growing call for greater transparency, particularly from those organizations with a public interest mandate. Like any other regulator of health care professions, the College of Denturists of Ontario understands that the public trust is contingent on our ability to demonstrate our accountability to this mandate.
In November 2014, the College of Denturists of Ontario responded to a letter from the Ontario Minister of Health and a letter from the Assistant Deputy Minister, which contains the government's request that regulators make more information publicly available. In its response, the CDO has outlined its action plan to enhance transparency.
Council adopted the Advisory Group for Regulatory Excellence Transparency Principles as presented at the Council meeting held on December 12, 2014.
Public Protecting the Safety and Well-Being of Ontario Patients
Province to Conduct Review of Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
A Task Force for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients has been appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to review the effectiveness of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 when it comes to addressing sexual abuse of patients by health care professionals. The College supports this mandate and will participate in the Task Force’s consultation process. Learn more about the Task Force by visiting the Ministry’s web site.