ontario regulation 72/15
made under the
Chiropody Act, 1991
Made: June 20, 2014
Approved: April 1, 2015
Filed: April 7, 2015
Published on e-Laws: April 7, 2015
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: April 25, 2015
Amending O. Reg. 203/94
1. Ontario Regulation 203/94 is amended by adding the following Part:
ADMINISTERING SUBSTANCES BY INHALATION and STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
5. (1) For the purposes of paragraph 4 of subsection 5 (1) and paragraph 5 of subsection 5 (2) of the Act, a member who complies with the standards of practice provided for in this section is authorized to administer the following designated substances to a patient by inhalation:
1. A gas mixture of up to 50 per cent nitrous oxide, with the balance of the mixture being oxygen.
2. Therapeutic oxygen.
(2) A member shall only administer a designated substance described in paragraph 1 or 2 of subsection (1) if he or she complies with the following standards of practice:
1. The member shall only administer the designated substance to a patient for the purposes of,
i. pain management during the performance of a procedure, or
ii. controlling anxiety before or during the performance of a procedure.
2. The member must have,
i. successfully completed a program approved by Council that includes a didactic and a clinical training component provided under the supervision of,
A. a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario who is recognized by that College as a specialist in anaesthesia,
B. a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario who holds a specialty certificate of registration in dental anaesthesia, or
C. any other person who is approved by Council, or
ii. satisfied the Registration Committee that,
A. the member’s education in chiropody or podiatry included a program equivalent to the program referred to in subparagraph i that was completed not more than five years before the day this Part came into force, or
B. the member has safely administered the designated substance by inhalation to patients as part of his or her practice during the five-year period before the day this Part came into force.
(3) Despite anything in this section, a member may administer therapeutic oxygen by inhalation to a patient in an emergency.
(4) Despite anything in this section, a member may administer a designated substance described in paragraph 1 or 2 of subsection (1) to a patient by inhalation if the member does so,
(a) as part of a program described in subparagraph 2 i of subsection (2); and
(b) while under the direct supervision of a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario who is recognized by the College to be a specialist in anaesthesia, a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario holding a specialty certificate in dental anaesthesia, or any other person approved by Council.
2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.
Council of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario:
James F. Maczko
Date made: June 20, 2014.