The College is governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, CHAPTER 18:
- 2.1 It is the duty of the College to work in consultation with the Minister to ensure, as a matter of public interest, that the people of Ontario have access to adequate numbers of qualified, skilled and competent regulated health professionals. 2008, c. 18, s. 1.
Under the Regulated Health Procedural Code,
- 3 (1) The College has the following objects:
- 1. To regulate the practice of the profession and to govern the members in accordance with the health profession Act, this Code and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws.
- 2. To develop, establish and maintain standards of qualification for persons to be issued certificates of registration.
- 3. To develop, establish and maintain programs and standards of practice to assure the quality of the practice of the profession.
- 4. To develop, establish and maintain standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the members.
- 4.1 To develop, in collaboration and consultation with other Colleges, standards of knowledge, skill and judgment relating to the performance of controlled acts common among health professions to enhance inter-professional collaboration, while respecting the unique character of individual health professions and their members.
- 5. To develop, establish and maintain standards of professional ethics for the members.
- 6. To develop, establish and maintain programs to assist individuals to exercise their rights under this Code and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.
- 7. To administer the health profession Act, this Code and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 as it relates to the profession and to perform the other duties and exercise the other powers that are imposed or conferred on the College.
- 8. To promote and enhance relations between the College and its members, other health profession colleges, key stakeholders, and the public.
- 9. To promote inter-professional collaboration with other health profession colleges.
- 10. To develop, establish, and maintain standards and programs to promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues.
- 11. Any other objects relating to human health care that the Council considers desirable. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2, s. 3 (1); 2007, c. 10, Sched. M, s. 18; 2009, c. 26, s. 24 (11).
- (2) In carrying out its objects, the College has a duty to serve and protect the public interest. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2, s. 3 (2).