The Regulated Health Professions Act of Ontario provides a framework for regulating the scope of practice of 23 health professions in Ontario, under their respective regulatory Colleges. It includes a general Act, a Procedural Code for all the regulated health professions, and profession-specific Acts.
Certain acts are prohibited under the Act but exceptions are made for routine activities of daily living, such as those needed by participants on the Direct Funding Program. Below are a few excerpts from the Regulated Health Professions Act, which can be found in its entirety on the Service Ontario website.
27. (1) No person shall perform a controlled act set out in subsection (2) in the course of providing health care services to an individual unless,
(2) A “controlled act” is any one of the following done with respect to an individual:
29. (1) An act by a person is not a contravention of subsection 27 (1) if it is done in the course of,
The Direct Funding Program is being expanded to allow more Ontarians with disabilities to live independently in their homes.
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