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Ontario is appointing Registrars of the transitional Councils for two new health regulatory Colleges

Joyce Rowlands has been appointed Registrar of the transitional Council of the College of Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario.

Basil Ziv has been appointed Registrar of the transitional Council of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario.

Rowlands has worked in the area of professional regulation since the mid-1990s, most recently as a consultant and project manager for government agencies and regulatory bodies. In 2005-06, she served as senior project manager with the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council, examining whether psychotherapists should become a regulated profession in Ontario.

Ziv is best known as a homeopathic practitioner and educator. He helped bring Ontario’s homeopathic community together to form the Ontario Homeopathic Coalition (OHC). On behalf of North American Society of Homeopaths and the OHC, Ziv made recommendations about homeopathic regulation to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Standing Committee on Social Policy of the Ontario legislature.

The Registrar is the chief administrative officer of the College. During the transitional period, the Registrar will support the transitional Council in all its work, including developing and implementing policies, by-laws and regulations that will govern the practice of the health profession. The Registrar is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College and has statutory duties under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

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