Legislation, Regulations and By-Laws
The College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (CDTO) was established under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 which, together with the Dental Technology Act, 1991, gives the College its authority and mandate to regulate the dental technology profession in Ontario. Legislation is created by the Ontario government.
The regulations under the Dental Technology Act, 1991 describe the specific rules and requirements that support the College in governing the profession. In particular, the College looks to its regulations when creating its registration and examination policies and procedures, implementing and administering its Quality Assurance program, and defining professional misconduct.
Regulations are created by the Board. If the Board determines a need to create or modify regulation, it will develop a draft and circulate it to stakeholders for comment. The comments are reviewed and incorporated into a final version. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care must approve all regulations made by Ontario health professions regulators.
The Board creates its By-laws in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The By-laws provide the legal framework and foundation for all that the College does including who may stand for election to the Board, the information that may appear on the public register, and how conflicts of interest are handled and addressed. Proposed changes to the By-laws may be subject to public consultation, such as changes related to payments and fees, maintenance of the register and professional liability insurance. Registrants and the public should be aware that the RHPA supersedes the College by-laws, standards and policies – the College continually updates them to ensure they are relevant and consistent.
The College’s By-Laws were first approved on September 25, 2015. Since this date, the following revisions have been made:
|Date approved by the Board||Revisions History|
|June 10, 2016||Schedule 5|
|July 31, 2017||Schedule 5|
|September 22, 2017||
A. 21.06, 07, 08, 09
|June 8, 2018||Schedule 5|
|April 25, 2018||Schedule 5|
|April 26, 2019||Schedule 5|
|June 19, 2020||Schedule 5|
|June 25, 2021||Schedule 5|
|June 24, 2022||Schedule 5|
|December 16, 2022||
Changes for Governance Modernization and Housekeeping, see Public Consultation link for full details:
|June 23, 2023||