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 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 Council. If Council 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.
Council of the College 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 Council, 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.