Our firm works with podiatrists and chiropodists who face regulatory issues at the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. The College is working towards establishing a single profession entitled “Podiatry” in order to resolve public confusion caused by the use of the terms “Chiropody” and “Podiatry”.
Koziebrocki Law works with podiatrists and chiropodists on regulatory issues including the following:
- Responding to various inquiries at the College of Chiropodists 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 podiatrists and chiropodists at discipline hearings;
- Assisting podiatrists and chiropodists in registration applications;
- Representing podiatrists and chiropodists in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
- Advising podiatrists and chiropodists on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Chiropody Act, 1991;
- Assisting with fitness to practice matters;
- Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Chiropodists of Ontario; and
- Advising podiatrists and chiropodists on other practice issues that may arise, including employment and contractual issues, registration issues, and consent and privacy issues.
Responding to Complaints at the College of Chiropodists of Ontario: What Chiropodists and Podiatrists Need to Know