Stakeholder Feedback

Proposed Amendments to College Documents

As part of the COO's commitment to a transparent, iterative process, we want to hear from you! Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, proposed changes to regulations, by-laws, and policies must be available for stakeholder feedback. Stakeholders and members of the public have 60 days to review drafts and make comments.

Board members will consider all comments before approving the draft. We will not repost documents unless feedback results in significant changes but, the final, approved documents will be available in the table below.

We appreciate your feedback!

Document for Review

Provide Feedback

Share your thoughts by reading the explanatory document and completing the survey.

College Contact

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Outcome
Proposed updates to the Code of Ethics 

Share your feedback on proposed updates to the Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics sets out the ethical guidelines for registrants, and together with the Standards of Practice, is one of the primary documents that establishes the guidelines for maintaining the integrity of the profession. 

Explantory Document 

Survey 

Carolyn Robertson 
Manager, Communications and Executive Office 

Email: crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or
1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closes July 28, 2021.

Documents will be circulated for 60 days. 

Board will review documents

August meeting. Date to be confirmed. 

Proposed Spousal Exemption Regulation

The College wants to hear from registrants on a proposed regulatory amendment that would have the effect of permitting opticians in Ontario to treat their spouse. 

Explanatory Document 

Survey

Carolyn Robertson 
Manager, Communications and Executive Office 

Email: crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or
1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closes July 28, 2021.

Documents will be circulated for 60 days. 

Board will review documents

August meeting. Date to be confirmed. 

 

Proposed Registration Fee for 2022

 

The College is inviting registrants and stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed registration fees for 2022. Click on the links for more information.

Explanatory Document 

Survey 

 

Carolyn Robertson 
Manager, Communications and Executive Office 

Email: crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or
1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closes July 28, 2021.

Documents will be circulated for 60 days. 

Board will review documents

August meeting. Date to be confirmed. 

Proposed Public Register By-Law Amendments 

We are asking for your feedback on two potential by-law amendments. The first is the addition of the option to display a preferred name on the public register. The second would allow the College to display the date a suspension ended. Click on the links for more information.

Explanatory Document 

Closed to submissions.

Carolyn Robertson 
Manager, Communications and Executive Office 

Email: crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or
1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: February 19, 2021. 

Documents were circulated for 60 days. 

Date reviewed by the Board:

May 17, 2021. 

Proposed Delegation Standard of Practice and Practice Guideline 

The College is seeking feedback on draft Standard 10: Delegation. 

Explanatory Document 

Draft Standard 10 Delegation 

Closed to submissions.

Peggy Dreyer Manager, Professional Practice and Practice Advisor 

Email:  pdreyer@collegeofopticians.ca 

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 205 or 1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 205

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: November 14, 2020.

Documents were circulated for 30 days.

Date reviewed by the Board:

December 7, 2020. 

Proposed By-Law Amendment: Registration Fee Reduction.

The College would like your feedback on a proposal which would reduce the 2021 registration fee. 

Explanatory Document 

Closed to submissions.

Carolyn Robertson 
Manager, Communications and Executive Office 

Email: crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or
1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: July 22, 2020.

Documents were circulated for 60 days. 

Date reviewed by the Board: 
October 6, 2020.

Proposed Changes to the Public Register: Removing Gender Information

The college is seeking feedback on a proposed by-law amendment that would result in the gender of opticians no longer being displayed on the public register. 

Explanatory Document

Closed to Submissions.

Anna Jeremian, Manager, Registration

Email: ajeremian@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 202 or
1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 205

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or
1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: May 11, 2020.

Documents were circulated for 60 days.

Date Reviewed by the Board: 
July 27, 2020.

 

Proposed Amendments to College’s By-laws (Article 1, 6 and 12)

The college is considering changes to terminology and would like your feedback. 

Explanatory Document

Closed to Submissions.

Deidre Brooks, Manager, Patient Relations and Governance
 
Email: dbrooks@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 214 or 1-800-990-9793 Ext. 214

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: January 15, 2020. 

Documents were circulated for 30 days.

Date Reviewed by the Board:
Feb 26, 2020.

Draft Standards of Practice

The Standards have been updated and we are seeking feedback on the proposed changes. Any feedback will be considered by the committee and the Board prior to the standards being finalized. 

Explanatory Document 
Closed to Submissions.

Peggy Dreyer Manager, Quality Assurance and Practice Advisor

Email:  pdreyer@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 205 or 1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 205

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: November 16, 2019.

Documents were circulated for 30 days. 

Date Reviewed by the Board:
Dec 2 and 3, 2019.

Standards of Practice PDF

Proposed Changes to the Quality Assurance Program

We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to the professional portfolio program. 

Explanatory Document 


Closed to Submissions.

Peggy Dreyer Manager, Quality Assurance and Practice Advisor

Email:  pdreyer@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 205 or 1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 205

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: November 16, 2019.

Documents were circulated for 30 days. 

Date Reviewed by the Board:
Dec 2 and 3, 2019.

By law amendments concerning changes to the Public Register

Please read the explantory document.

Explanatory Document 

 

Closed to Submissions.

Carolyn Robertson, Manager, Communications and Executive Office

Email:  crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or 1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: April 23, 2019.

Documents were circulated for 60 days.

Date Reviewed by the Board:
May 27, 2019.

Proposed Amendments to College By-laws

New QA Program Fees and Reporting of Criminal and Other Charges

Please read the explantory document.

Explanatory Document 


 

Closed to Submissions.

Carolyn Robertson, Manager, Communications and Executive Office

Email:  crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or 1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Closed: April 19, 2017.

Date Reviewed by the Board:

May 29, 2017.
 

Proposed Amendments to the College By-laws: Updates to the Public Register

Please read the explantory document.

Explanatory Document 


 

Closed to Submissions.

Carolyn Robertson, Manager, Communications and Executive Office

Email:  crobertson@collegeofopticians.ca

Tel: (416) 368-3616 Ext. 201 or 1-(800) 990-9793 Ext. 201

Fax: (416) 368-2713 or 1-(800) 990-9698

Aug 19, 2016.

Date Reviewed by the Board:
Dec 5, 2016.

Link to Approved Document:
COO Amended By-Law


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