Over the next two years, the Colleges will be expanding their registration and renewal forms to collect additional information from their members. The process is supported by a recent amendment to the Regulated Health Professions Act that requires the regulatory Colleges to collect information from their members and provide it to the Ministry for health human resources planning.
The database is being developed by the Ministry and the allied health regulatory Colleges and will be available on www.healthforceontario.ca in 2010.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF DATA COLLECTION
1. Collection of data for the Allied Health Database
The allied health regulatory Colleges will be expanding their collection of personal information about their members, including basic demographic, geographic, education and employment information, and providing this information to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in anonymized form, for health human resources planning.
2. Authority for the collection of data for the Allied Health Database
Under section 36.1 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) can request that regulatory colleges collect information, including personal information, from their members, and that this information be provided to the Ministry . The RHPA provisions authorize the Ministry to collect this information from the Colleges, and use and disclose it, only for the purpose of health human resources planning, which means ensuring the sufficiency and appropriate distribution of health providers.
For more information on changes and a complete list of what will be included in the Public Register, please visit www.e-laws.gov.on.ca.
For further information, click on the links below:
Frequently asked questions: https://www.cmto.com/pdfs/FAQ_ENG.pdf
The webcast, featuring Jeff Goodyear, Director of Health Human Resources Policy Branch and Dr. Ben Chan, CEO of the Ontario Health Quality Council: http://www.healthforceontario.ca/WhatIsHFO/evidence_hhr/hpdb.aspx
Letter from Assistant Deputy Minister, Dr. Joshua Tepper: https://www.cmto.com/pdfs/HPD_letter_from_Joshua.pdf
Status Update July 2009: