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We are inviting you to participate in our public consultation on our proposed drafted regulation amendments to create a emergency class certificate of registration. You can read the draft regulation here and provide any feedback through our short survey.  

We have also created a consultation document that compares our proposed regulation with the current one and potential impacts to our stakeholders. This consultation will be open for a mandatory 60-day period, with a deadline of April 18, 2023.

Background

In April 2022 in an effort to bolster Ontario’s health workforce and improve health resource planning in emergency situations, the Provincial Government enacted the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022.

This act requires all of Ontario’s health regulators to propose changes to their registration regulations to allow for an emergency class and to focus their proposed changes on four key areas:

  • Circumstances that will open the emergency class of registration.
  • Requirements for emergency registration.
  • How long an emergency certificate of registration is valid.
  • Moving from the emergency class to another class of registration.   

Since the launch of the Strategic Plan in 2017 the College has identified policy decisions that would set requirements to register safe, competent, and ethical dental technologists, ensure fair registration practices, and reflect modern dental technology practice. The College has drafted amendments to the proposed registration regulation that reflect feedback on new and updated certificates of registration, an alternate pathway to registration, and clear and transparent requirements for registration.

All health regulators must submit proposed changes to their registration regulations that reflect the creation of the emergency class of registration as well as the additional amendments recommended by the College to the Ministry of Health by May 1, 2023 with the goal of having the changes in place by August 31, 2023. You can read the proposed emergency class certificate of registration here. Thank you for participating in this consultation your feedback is important to us as we continue to carefully review and evaluate the draft.