What is a Regulatory College?

When you see a regulated health care professional, you can expect to receive safe and ethical care from a qualified provider who is registered with a regulatory College. Each College sets rules and develops programs to ensure that members practice in the public’s best interest. Colleges establish standards, make decisions about who should be allowed to practice, ensure ongoing competency, and investigate complaints and concerns about health care providers.

Health care providers are accountable to their College for the quality of care they provide to  you and for their professional conduct.

More information about regulated health care professional Colleges can be found on the Ontario Health Regulators website.

Who is part of the Citizen Advisory Group?

The Citizen Advisory Group Partnership brings together 15 Colleges who are eager to better engage patients in their work. All of these Colleges fall under the Regulated Health Professions Act.

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

College of Denturists of Ontario

College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

College of Naturopaths of Ontario

College of Nurses of Ontario

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

College of Opticians of Ontario

College of Optometrists of Ontario

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Learn More or Apply to Be a Member

Join a diverse group of Ontario patients and caregivers who lend their voice to help support health regulators work in protecting the public interest.