Proposed Regulation: Funding for Therapy and Counselling

Under the Health Professions Procedural Code (Code), a person is currently eligible for funding only if: a) there is a finding by a panel of CMTO’s Discipline Committee that the person, while a client, was sexually abused by a registrant; or b) the alternative requirements prescribed in the regulations made by Council are satisfied. CMTO currently has no regulations related to additional funding eligibility.

At its December 5, 2016 meeting, CMTO’s Council approved the attached proposed regulation which would increase accessibility to funding for therapy and counselling for clients who have been sexually abused by registrants.

The proposed regulation, and a chart outlining the rationale for each of the new funding provisions are available at the links below. Please note that the proposed regulation and rationale chart use “member” instead of “registrant” as this is the language used in the legislation.

In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the proposed regulation must be circulated for a period of sixty days to registrants and other stakeholders for comment. Please review the proposed regulation and complete the following survey no later than February 10, 2017. Prior to finalizing the proposed regulation, the College will carefully consider your comments and suggestions, keeping in mind the College’s public interest mandate.

If you have any questions, please email Angie Brennand, Director of Policy and Communications, at



Proposed Regulation

Rationale Chart