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Council Of The College Of Chiropodists Of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.cocoo.on.ca
Address
SUITE 2102, 180 DUNDAS STREET WEST
TORONTO
M5G1Z8
Phone
(416) 542-1333
Fax
(416) 542-1666
Background
CHIROPODY ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 20, S. 6 (opens a new window)
REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 18, SCHED. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of Chiropody in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Chiropody Act, 1991 the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Chiropodists function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.

Membership

Between six and nine members are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between five and eight members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. One or two members are selected, in accordance with a by-law under section 13.1, from among members who are faculty members of an educational institution in Ontario that is authorized to grant diplomas or degrees in chiropody. The council elects annually a president and vice-president from among the members.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• Council meets 3 times per year for a full year. • Executive Committee meets at least 3 times per year on a face-to-face basis. Meets regularly and frequently over Zoom or teleconference, 1-2 hours at a time. • Discipline and Registration Committees meet when required. • Quality Assurance Committee meets 6 times per year. • ICRC meets on an as needed basis by teleconference. Different panels may meet twice a week for separate matters. • Patient Relations – as needed • Preparation time required per meeting is approximately half a day. • A public appointee can be assigned to any of the statutory and standing committees, and can expect to serve 5 to 10 days per year. All public members are automatically assigned to ICRC and discipline when they join the College.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) ANDREW SIMMONS
23-Sep-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
burlington
2. Member (Part-Time) JIM DALEY
12-Dec-2019 - 11-Dec-2022
kitchener
3. Member (Part-Time) WINNIE LINKER
11-Jul-2020 - 10-Jul-2023
hamilton
4. Member (Part-Time) ALLAN KATZ
12-Dec-2020 - 12-Nov-2023
kingston
5. Member (Part-Time) RAMESH BHANDARI
26-Nov-2021 - 25-Nov-2024
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time)
7. Member (Part-Time)
8. Member (Part-Time)
9. Member (Part-Time)