February, 2014 – Breaking News from College of Homeopaths of Ontario

The latest news from the Transitional Council of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario

Registration Regulation Receives Government Approval in Ontario

Today is a grand day for the Transitional Council. Foremost, we want to thank our Stakeholders and Council members for the tremendous effort it has taken to achieve this key regulatory requirement. The result of many years of work and preparation, the approval and posting of the Registration Regulation on e-Laws marks a new era for patients and the profession. This would not have been possible without the contributions of practitioners, subject matter experts, schools and associations, other regulatory bodies and the public.

The Transitional Council members and staff are very excited about the approval of the Registration Regulation, because we can now begin to release the information that practitioners will need in order to apply to become registrants of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO). There is still much work to be done before this can happen. We have to ensure congruency between the Registration Regulation and all of the tools and processes that have been prepared for applicants. The registration process needs to be finalized, together with completing the final steps to implement the individual assessment. In a staged process, we will continue to enhance our comprehensive education and communications about the process so that applicants will know what is expected of them and how to apply for registration to the College.

We are almost there and will keep you informed as we move forward.

What Is Not Yet Known

1) The proclamation date. Recognizing the importance of this date to all stakeholders, the Transitional Council will share this information widely, once received from the Government.

2) The release date of the individual assessment materials. Now that the regulation has been approved, the TC-CHO is finalizing details to prepare to launch the individual assessment tools and processes. There are several steps in this process, and it will take the College several weeks to achieve. The launch date will be announced as soon as possible.

What to Expect in the Coming Weeks

1) More webinars will be held in late February and March providing specific details on the registration and assessment tools and processes.

2) A comprehensive description of registration requirements will be provided, detailing all of the components required to register. Additionally, TC-CHO will be answering commonly asked questions.

3) Dates will be released as soon as they are known. The Transitional Council will endeavour to let stakeholders know what is coming and when.

4) Times will be available for individual applicants to ask staff specific questions about their registration application. These dates and times will be widely publicized.

5) Once the individual assessment program is launched, applicants may contact the assessment service provider (a third-party consultant) directly to answer individual assessment questions.

6) All available information will be posted on the Transitional Council’s website. Applicants should check the website first before calling the office.

What This Means for Potential Applicants

1) Applicants can confidently enroll in and complete the Jurisprudence Program, a required element of the registration process. The program guide is available for download from the TC-CHO website, and you can enroll directly here.

2) Shortly, the TC-CHO will provide detailed information so applicants can begin to pursue other requirements, including courses in CPR and first aid.

3) Anyone interested in pursuing registration with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario should be diligent about watching for and reading information from the Transitional Council.

More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Please read all communications from the Transitional Council and share with your colleagues.

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