Opticians

Koziebrocki Law works with opticians who face regulatory issues at the College of Opticians of Ontario (“COO”).  Our lawyers work with opticians on matters including:

  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Opticians of Ontario, including drafting responses to complaints that are reviewed by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) at the COO;
  • Advocating on behalf of opticians at discipline hearings; 
  • Assisting opticians in registration applications;
  • Representing opticians in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Assisting with fitness to practice matters;
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Opticians of Ontario;
  • Advising opticians on other practice issues that may arise, including employment and contractual issues, practicing with optometrists, mandatory reporting requirements, and privacy/confidentiality.