Optometrists

Koziebrocki Law works with optometrists who face regulatory issues at the College of Optometrists of Ontario.  Our practice includes working with optometrists on the following regulatory matters:

  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Optometrists of Ontario, including drafting responses to complaints that are reviewed by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) at the College; 
  • Advocating on behalf of optometrists at discipline hearings; 
  • Assisting optometrists in registration applications;
  • Representing optometrists in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Optometrists of Ontario;
  • Advising optometrists on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Optometry Act, 1991, as well as the Optometric Reference Guide; and 
  • Advising optometrists on other practice issues that may arise, including employment and contractual issues, practicing with opticians, mandatory reporting requirements, and Internet dispensing.

ARTICLES

Responding to Complaints at the College of Optometrists of Ontario: What Optometrists Need to Know