Mandatory Reporting

Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (sections 85.1 to 85.6.2) all employers, facility operators and health professionals have a mandatory duty to report to the College for any of the reasons outlined below. All pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered pharmacy students and interns share these obligations.

Download the Mandatory Reporting Form for employers, facility operators and regulated health professionals.

Employers

Employers have a mandatory duty to report if they revoke privileges or terminate/suspend a regulated health professional for reasons of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.

85.5 (1) A person who terminates the employment or revokes, suspends or imposes restrictions on the privileges of a member or who dissolves a partnership, a health profession corporation or association with a member for reasons of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity shall file with the Registrar within thirty days after the termination, revocation, suspension, imposition or dissolution a written report setting out the reasons. 1993, c. 37, s. 23; 2000, c. 42, Sched., s. 36.

This obligation remains even if the regulated health professional resigned or relinquished any privileges prior to the employer having done so.

Facility Operators

Facility operators have a mandatory duty to report if they suspect sexual abuse of a patient by a health professional, or if they suspect a health professional to be incompetent or incapacitated.

85.2 (1) A person who operates a facility where one or more members practise shall file a report in accordance with section 85.3 if the person has reasonable grounds to believe that a member who practises at the facility is incompetent, incapacitated, or has sexually abused a patient. 1993, c. 37, s. 23; 2007, c. 10, Sched. M, s. 61.

Health Professionals

All regulated health professionals have a mandatory duty to report if they believe that another health professional has sexually abused a patient.

85.1 (1) A member shall file a report in accordance with section 85.3 if the member has reasonable grounds, obtained in the course of practising the profession, to believe that another member of the same or a different College has sexually abused a patient

 


To file a mandatory report, fill out the Mandatory Reporting Form and submit it by mail to: Intakes, Conduct Operations, 483 Huron St., Toronto, ON M5R 2R4 or by fax to 416-847-8499, or email to concerns@ocpinfo.com.

If you require assistance, please contact the Intakes Team at (416) 962-4861 or Toll Free: 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3800 or email concerns@ocpinfo.com. Please note that the College cannot assist employers, facility operators, or regulated health professionals in determining their legal obligation to make a mandatory report. If you are in doubt whether a mandatory report is required, you may wish to submit one and allow the College to assess the information contained within the report to determine if further action is required.