Is Another Layer Of Regulation Necessary?

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In early 2015, a group of health regulators in Ontario, including the College of Opticians Of Ontario (COO), formed a Working Group and began exploring the idea of regulating health clinics in Ontario.  This group of health regulators have concerns with the current system where there are regulated professionals working for unregulated owners of clinics and also in cases where unregulated professionals are providing healthcare services. In Ontario some clinics are currently regulated such as pharmacies, hospitals, some dental and medical clinics, and long term care facilities. The group held webinars, town hall meetings and built a website. There was also a meeting held where professional associations were invited. The working group also accepted comments from stakeholders including the public. In all the Clinic Regulation Working Group received over 1,500 comments. Continue reading Is Another Layer Of Regulation Necessary?