April 1, 2015
Ontario is making alternative health therapies safer for patients by ensuring that only regulated and qualified practitioners deliver homeopathic health care.
Starting April 1, 2015, the new College of Homeopaths of Ontario will oversee and regulate the profession of homeopathy to ensure patients receive safe, high quality health care services.
The College will ensure accountability of the profession and ensure that important safeguards are in place to protect patients. For example, members of the profession will be accountable for:
Members will also be subject to the complaints and discipline processes of the Regulated Health Professions Act, if there are allegations concerning professional misconduct or incompetence.
Regulating homeopaths is part of the government’s plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to live healthy and a health care system that’s sustainable for generations to come.
“Our government is putting patients first by ensuring those practicing homeopathy in Ontario are regulated, qualified and accountable. The College of Homeopaths of Ontario will ensure that homeopathic services delivered in Ontario are safe and meet the standards of the profession."
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Today is the culmination of years spent developing a framework for the self-regulation of homeopathy in Ontario. It also marks the beginning of a new phase for the profession in Ontario, benefitting both the public and practitioners.”
— Basil Ziv, Registrar, College of Homeopaths of Ontario
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