CRPO often asks the public, members and stakeholders for their feedback on proposed policies, processes, standards and by-laws. This process of gathering input is called a consultation and helps to support CRPO’s work to protect the public interest.
There are no open consultations at this time.
Closed Consultations 2018
Draft Guideline: Sexual Contact with Former Clients beyond 5-Years Post Termination of Care
A draft guideline, Sexual Contact with Former Clients Beyond Five Years Post-Termination of Care, was posted for public consultation for 60 days, closing on September 13, 2018. Feedback received can be viewed here.
Draft Regulation Categories of Prescribed Therapies Involving the Practice of Psychotherapy
On December 30, 2017, the government of Ontario proclaimed into force the controlled act of psychotherapy with a two-year transition period to allow the mental health sector a period of time in which individuals may become registered with one of the appropriate colleges or restrict their services so that they do not perform the controlled act.
In conjunction with the proclamation, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care directed the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) to provide more clarity on the meaning of the controlled act of psychotherapy and what practices would not be considered to be part of the controlled act.
The five categories in the regulation draw on the history and recent developments in the field of psychotherapy. CRPO’s position is that all RPs will be able to find the origins of their practice in one of these broad categories. Those who do see their modality reflected may need to seek registration or restrict their practice to refrain from performing the controlled act of psychotherapy before the end of the transition period on December 31, 2019.
CRPO engaged in a broad stakeholder consultation process to get input on a suite of documents and resources (including the regulation) which aim to provide further clarity on the controlled act of psychotherapy. Feedback on the regulation was closed on June 15, 2018. Survey responses can be reviewed here.
Draft Regulation: Categories of Prescribed Therapies Involving the Practice of Psychotherapy
- The following are the categories of prescribed therapies involving the practise of psychotherapy:
- Cognitive and Behavioural therapies
- Experiential and Humanistic therapies
- Psychodynamic therapies
- Somatic therapies
- Systemic and Collaborative therapies
Projet de règlement : catégories de thérapies prescrites comprisesdans la pratique de la psychothérapie
Pour consulter les documents de la Projet de règlement: catégories de thérapies prescrites comprises dans la pratique de la psychothérapie et remplir le sondage, cliquez sur les liens.
Documents de consultation de la Groupe de travail sur l’acte autorisé (Français)
Pour consulter les documents de la Groupe de travail sur l’acte l’authorise et remplir le sondage, cliquez sur les liens.
Draft Policy for "Cooling Off" Period
CRPO received feedback for a 60-day period, closing June 9, on the draft Sexual Contact with Former Clients Within a Five-year “Cooling Off” Period Policy. CRPO Council recommended it for implementation in anticipation of the relevant section of Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2017, being proclaimed into force. This is the section that will allow the CRPO to set out in regulation the time period for defining a “cooling off” period during which an individual would continue to fall under the definition of “client” for the purpose of the sexual abuse provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). This is an interim measure that is being proposed while we wait to be able to pass a regulation, since it is unknown how long the regulation making process will take.
Feedback received can be reviewed here.
Controlled Act Task Group Draft Consultation Documents (English)
On December 30, 2017, the government of Ontario proclaimed into force the controlled act of psychotherapy. In conjunction with the proclamation, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care directed the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) to provide more clarity on the meaning of the controlled act of psychotherapy and what practices would not be considered to be part of the controlled act as provided by Registered Psychotherapists.
Specifically, CRPO was compelled to develop:
- a regulation prescribing therapies involving the practice of psychotherapy, governing the use of prescribed therapies and prohibiting the use of therapies other than the prescribed therapies in the course of the practice of psychotherapy; and
- policies and other supporting resources that clearly articulate the activities that Council does not consider to be part of the controlled act of psychotherapy.
Draft Guideline: Disclosing Information to Prevent Harm
CRPO invited stakeholder comment on a Draft Guideline: Disclosing Information to Prevent Harm.
Closed Consultations 2016
Transparency By-laws (Phase II)
CRPO invited stakeholder comment on this second phase of proposed by-law provisions designed to enhance transparency of College processes.
Criminal Record Checks
CRPO invited stakeholder comment regarding a possible implementation of a requirement that a completed criminal record check be submitted to the College by applicants and/or Members.
Professional Practice Standards
CRPO invited stakeholder comment on a new Professional Practice Standard: Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and a proposed change to Standard 3.1: Confidentiality.