Ministry of Health Statements and Decisions

Ontario Passed Legislation to Support First Responders With PTSD

New Law will Allow Faster Access to Benefits and Timely Treatment Today Ontario passed legislation that will create a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosed in first responders is work-related. Under the Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act, the presumption allows for faster access to WSIB benefits, resources and timely treatment. Once a first responder […]

Ontario Passes Police Record Checks Legislation

Ontario Newsroom – News Alert – New Legislation addresses inappropriate disclosure of mental health information in police records check. Please see the news alert below for more information: Province Removing Barriers to Opportunity and Promoting Fairness Today, Ontario passed the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 to protect public safety and strengthen individual civil liberties […]

Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act Affirmed (MOHLTC, June 2015)

The Government of Ontario has affirmed Bill 77 the Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act, which amends portions of the Health Insurance Act and Regulated Health Professions Act to prevent funding of “conversion” therapies and to prohibit such therapies for those under the age of 18.

College of Psychologists of Ontario’s (CPO) Quality Assurance Regulation Amendments Approved by Government (CPO & MOHLTC, April 2015)

The CPO has worked for many years on a series of proposed amendments to the Quality Assurance Regulation, for the purposes of increasing the College’s authority with respect to its QA program.

College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario Proclaimed (CRPO & MOHLTC, April 2015)

April 1 2015: The new College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (CRPO) is finally in place today. However, proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act (2007) has been postponed. Psychologists/Psychological Associates do not need to register with this new college, since we are members of one of the other regulated professions whose members […]