O. Reg. 449/10: GENERAL


Published: 2010-12-03

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ontario regulation 449/10

made under the

Medicine Act, 1991

Made: October 29, 2010
Approved: December 1, 2010
Filed: December 3, 2010
Published on e-Laws: December 6, 2010
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 18, 2010


Amending O. Reg. 114/94

(General)

1. Section 9 of Ontario Regulation 114/94 is revoked and the following substituted:

9. (1) Except as provided for in subsection (2), no member shall use a term, title or designation relating to a specialty or subspecialty of the profession in respect of his or her practice of the profession unless the member has been,

(a) certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a specialty or subspecialty of the profession to which the term, title or designation relates;

(b) certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in a specialty or subspecialty of the profession to which the term, title or designation relates; or

(c) formally recognized in writing by the College as specialist in the specialty or subspecialty of the profession to which the term, title or designation relates. 

(2) No member shall publish or knowingly permit the publication of the member’s name in anything that advertises, promotes or relates to the provision of professional services by the member, whether in a document, business card, website, or any other format, unless the following are complied with:

1. The member’s name must be immediately followed, in clear and prominent manner, and in unabbreviated form, by either,

i. the term, title or designation that the member may use with respect to the specialty or subspecialty of the profession in which the member has been certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada or formally recognized in writing by the College, or

ii. the title “General Practitioner”.

2. Subject to subsection (3), if one or more areas of the member’s professional practice is described, the description may include a term, title or designation relating to a specialty or subspecialty for which the member is not certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada or formally recognized in writing by the College, but the description must,

i. subject to subparagraph ii, follow immediately after the term, title or designation provided for in paragraph 1, and

ii. be preceded by the words “practising in”.

3. Any use of a term, title or designation in respect of the member’s practice of the profession must comply with this section.

(3) A member may not include a term, title or designation relating to a specialty or subspecialty for which the member is not certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada or formally recognized in writing by the College in any description of the member’s professional practice unless the member has the suitable knowledge, skills and judgment to engage in the kind of medical practice so described.

(4) Except as allowed under subsection (5) or (6), no member shall use the title “surgeon” or the term “surgery”, a variation, or abbreviation or an equivalent of them in another language in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(5) A member who is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a surgical specialty or surgical subspecialty may use a title or term referred to in subsection (4) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(6) A member who is formally recognized in writing by the College as a surgical specialist or surgical subspecialist may use a title or term referred to in subsection (4) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(7) Except as allowed under subsection (8) or (9), no member shall use the term “plastic”, a variation, or abbreviation or an equivalent of them in another language in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(8) A member who is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a plastic surgeon may use a term referred to in subsection (7) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(9) A member who is formally recognized in writing by the College as a plastic surgeon may use a term referred to in subsection (7) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(10) Except as allowed under subsection (11) or (12), no member shall use the title “otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon”, a variation, or abbreviation or an equivalent of them in another language in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(11) A member who is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon may use a title referred to in subsection (10) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(12) A member who is formally recognized in writing by the College as an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon may use a title referred to in subsection (10) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(13) Except as allowed under subsection (14), no member shall use the term “facial plastic”, a variation, or abbreviation or an equivalent of them in another language in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(14) A member who is an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon described in subsection (11) or (12) may use a term referred to in subsection (13) in respect of his or her practice of the profession, but when the member is using the term in the manner described in subsection (2), the member must set out the term together with his or her title as an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon in the manner provided for in subsection (2).

(15) Except as allowed under subsection (16) or (17), no member shall use the title  “ophthalmologist”, a variation, or abbreviation or an equivalent of them in another language in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(16) A member who is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an ophthalmologist may use a title referred to in subsection (15) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(17) A member who is formally recognized in writing by the College as an ophthalmologist may use a title referred to in subsection (15) in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(18) Except as allowed under subsection (19), no member shall use the term “oculoplastics” or “ophthalmic plastics”, a variation, or abbreviation or an equivalent of them in another language in respect of his or her practice of the profession.

(19) A member who is an ophthalmologist described in subsection (16) or (17) may use a term referred to in subsection (18) in respect of his or her practice of the profession, but when the member is using the term in the manner described in subsection (2), the member must set out the term together with his or her title as an ophthalmologist in the manner provided for in subsection (2).

2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

Made by:

Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario:

Jack Mandel

President

Rocco Gerace

Registrar

Date made: October 29, 2010.

 

 

 

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