About Your Care
We care about your care. As the organizations that have a mandate to protect the public, your health regulatory colleges want you to be a better informed health care consumer.
Please check this section regularly for updates to our public education campaign. You’ll find information on topics such as:
Why Regulation Matters
The regulation of health professionals matters because it protects your right to quality health care services.
Together, Ontario’s 26 health regulatory colleges help to ensure excellence in care delivery. The colleges have the responsibility and legal authority to protect you by:
Only these and other regulated health care professionals are accountable to a regulatory body for the quality of care they provide.
Unregulated care providers do not have the same mandatory mechanisms to ensure appropriate training, education, or standards. While members of the public can bring concerns about a regulated care provider directly to their college, complaints about unregulated care providers can only be dealt with by their employer or through the courts.
Why Contact a College?
The first responsibility of each college is to you. By contacting a college, you can:
To ensure that you are consulting with a regulated health professional, check that they belong to one of the regulated health professions.
The Federation and its members share a commitment with Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to transparency in the regulated healthcare system. The Federation's Past President, Marshall Moleschi, wrote to Minister Eric Hoskins on November 28, 2014 to share some of the ways the Federation has supported work on transparency.
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