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Ontario & New Zealand Health Regulation

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Mark Russell, Jul 25, 2005.


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    Ontario Health Regulation

    Would appreciate some input from Canadian colleagues regarding controlled acts and how they affect the podiatry profession. Specifically under the Chiropody Act, 1991 (Loi de 1991 sur les podologues), reference is made to:

    Professional Misconduct
    Section (1).4: Delegating or accepting the delegation of a controlled act contrary to the Act or the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or the regulations under either of those Acts.

    and in the main body of the Chiropody Act

    Section (2)

    In the course of engaging in the practice of chiropody, a member who is a podiatrist is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to perform the following:

    1. Communicating a diagnosis identifying a disease or disorder of the foot as the cause of a person's symptoms.

    2. Cutting into subcutaneous tissues of the foot and bony tissues of the forefoot.

    3. Administering, by injection into feet, a substance designated in the regulations.

    4. Prescribing drugs designated in the regulations. 1991, c. 20, s. 5 (2).

    How does the above impact on the foot care nurses who practice entrepreneurially throughout Canada and do they enjoy exemptions in Ontario, and if so, by what means?

    I am given to understand similar controlled acts also supplement the New Zealand regulations and I would welcome comment from colleagues there too.

    Mark Russell
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2005
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Mark, I can't help with you want you want, but my obersvations of the Ontario system is that its a bit odd. Last time I was there (going back in Nov), you could look in the yellow pages under Foot care and, if I recall correctly there appeared to be equal number of nurses, chiropodists (either 3yr UK trained or Michner ), podiatrists (DPM's, trained in USA) and orthopedic surgeons ---- its was bizarre :confused: .

    As for NZ they, IMHO, had the best best of legislation governing podiatry until they decided to change it. :(
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2005
  3. Thanks for that Craig; don't suppose you have any contacts in NZ who are familiar with the legislative structure and regulation?

    Anyone have contact details for Bruce Hyder in Canada?


  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    I have emailed Greg Coyle to alert him to this thread....

    Something odd may happen to this thread - I want to try and do something clever and get a duplicate in the NZ forum --- will see if it works ... don't panic if it disappears and then comes back.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2005
  5. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    IT WORKED ..... there is now a redirect to this thread in the NZ forum!!! ---- stlll learning more and more about this forum's software.

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