ontario regulation 225/13
made under the
Pharmacy Act, 1991
Made: October 29, 2012
Approved: July 17, 2013
Filed: July 19, 2013
Published on e-Laws: July 19, 2013
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: August 3, 2013
Amending O. Reg. 202/94
1. Ontario Regulation 202/94 is amended by adding the following Part:
FUNDING FOR THERAPY AND COUNSELLING
61. In this Part,
“member” includes a former member.
62. (1) The alternative requirements that must be satisfied in order for a person to be eligible for funding under clause 85.7 (4) (b) of the Health Professions Procedural Code are prescribed in this section.
(2) A person is eligible for funding for therapy or counselling if,
(a) there is an admission made by a member in a statement to the College or in an agreement with the College that he or she sexually abused the person while the person was a patient of the member;
(b) a member has been found guilty under the Criminal Code (Canada) of sexually assaulting the person while the person was a patient of the member;
(c) there is a statement, contained in the written reasons of a committee of the College given after a hearing, that the person, while a patient, was sexually abused by a member; or
(d) there is sufficient evidence presented to the Patient Relations Committee to support a reasonable belief that the person, while a patient, was sexually abused by a member.
(3) For the purposes of clause (2) (d), and without limiting the generality of that clause, the following kinds of evidence may support a reasonable belief that a person, while a patient, was sexually abused by a member:
1. Evidence of reports made with respect to the member under subsection 85.1 (1) or 85.2 (1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code.
2. Evidence that corroborates the person’s allegations of sexual abuse by the member.
(4) A person is not eligible under subsection (2) unless, at the time the sexual abuse occurred, the person was a patient of the member and the member was practising in Ontario.
(5) Despite subsections (2), (3) and (4), a person is eligible for funding for therapy or counselling under this Part only if,
(a) the person submits an application for funding to the Patient Relations Committee in the form provided by the College and, in the application, the person names the member who is alleged to have sexually abused the person;
(b) the person adheres to the procedures followed by the Patient Relations Committee when determining whether the person has satisfied the requirements for eligibility for funding; and
(c) the person provides such other information as is required by the Patient Relations Committee.
(6) A decision by the Patient Relations Committee that a person is eligible for funding for therapy or counselling does not constitute a finding against the member and shall not be considered by any other committee of the College dealing with the member.
2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.
Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists:
Date made: October 29, 2012.