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.

Next Steps  Outcome 
Professional Standards of Practice and Practice Guidelines,   Standard 8: Refraction 

The College is inviting registrants and stakeholders to provide feedback on Standard 8: Refraction  of the Professional Standards of Practice and Practice Guidelines. Click on the links for more information.

Explanatory Document

Survey 

 

 

Peggy Dreyer, RO
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

The survey was posted on July 30, and feedback will be accepted until August 30, 2021.

Clincial Practice Commitee will review results. 

Any decisions that are made by the Board as a result of this feedback will be posted here once it becomes available. 
Proposed Registration Fee for 2022 - Option B 

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

The survey was posted on June 17, and feedback will be accepted until August 16, 2021. 

Documents will be circulated for 60 days. 

Board reviewed documents on August 23, 2021.

August 23, 2021, Board Minutes

Proposed Registration Fee for 2022 - Option A

 

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

The survey was posted on May 28, 2021, and feedback will be accepted until July 28, 2021.

Board reviewed documents on August 23, 2021.

August 23, 2021, Board Minutes
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

The survey was posted on May 28, 2021, and feedback will be accepted until July 28, 2021.

Documents will be circulated for 60 days. 

Board reviewed documents on October 4, 2021.

Any decisions that are made by the Board as a result of this feedback will be posted here once it becomes available. 
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

The survey was posted on May 28, 2021, and feedback will be accepted until July 28, 2021.

Documents will be circulated for 60 days. 

Board reviewed documents on October 4, 2021.

Any decisions that are made by the Board as a result of this feedback will be posted here once it becomes available.   
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

The survey was posted on December 21, 2020 and feedback was accepted until February 19, 2021. 

Board reviewed documents on May 17, 2021.

 

May 17, 2021, Board Minutes 
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

The survey was posted on October 8, 2020 and feedback was accepted until November 14, 2020.

Board reviewed documents on December 7, 2020.

 

December 7, 2020, Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted on May 21, 2020, and feedback was accepted until July 22, 2020.

Board reviewed documents on October 6, 2020.
 

October 6, 2020, Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted on March 20, 2020 and feedback will be accepted until May 11, 2020.

Documents were circulated for 60 days.

Board reviewed documents on July 27, 2020.

 

July 27, 2020 Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted December 15, 2019, and feedback was accepted until January 15, 2020. 

Documents were circulated for 30 days.

Board reviewed documents on February 26, 2020.

 

February 26, 2020, Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted October 17, 2019, and feedback was accepted until November 16, 2019.

Board reviewed documents December 2 and 3, 2019.

Link to approved document: Standards of Practice PDF

December 2 and 3, 2019, Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted March 22, 2019, and feedback was accepted until November 16, 2019.

Board reviewed documents December 2 and 3, 2019.

December 2 and 3, 2019, Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted on February 19, 2019, and feedback will be accepted until April 23, 2019.

Board reviewed documents May 27, 2019.
 

May 27, 2019, Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted on February 19, 2017, and feedback was accepted until April 19, 2017.


Board reviewed documents May 29, 2017.


 

May 29, 2017, Board Minutes 

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

The survey was posted on June 19, 2016, and Feedback was accepted until Aug 19, 2016.

Board reviewed documents December 5, 2016.
 

Link to Approved Document:
COO Amended By-Law

December 5, 2016, Board Minutes 

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