Physiotherapists

Our practice includes working with physiotherapists who face complaints and other regulatory challenges at the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.  We will assist physiotherapists on the following regulatory issues:

  • Advising physiotherapists on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Physiotherapy Act, 1991; 
  • Working with physiotherapists to respond to allegations of professional misconduct; 
  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, including drafting responses to complaints that are reviewed by a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) at the College; 
  • Assisting physiotherapists in registration applications;
  • Advocating on behalf of physiotherapists at discipline hearings; 
  • Representing physiotherapists 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 Physiotherapists of Ontario; and
  • Advising physiotherapists on employment, quality assurance, and other contract issues related to their staff or practice (e.g. privacy breaches, working with physiotherapist assistants).

ARTICLES

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