Prof. Dr. Bhupinder Sharma, M.D. (Hom.)
On April 1, 2015, Ontario became thefirst province in Canada to legally regulate Homeopathy when the Homeopathy Act2007 came into effect. This sets out the terms for establishing homeopathy asone of 28 self-regulated health professions in Ontario.
It implies that from April 1, 2015 onwards only those who are registered with the College can use the title “Homeopath.” The criteria to get registered to the collegeis mainly through Individual Assessment Exam based on the competency profilefor entry to practice homeopaths in Ontario.
The registered homeopaths willhenceforth come under the purview of the Regulated HealthProfessions Act, 1991 and areaccountable to the College of Homeopaths of Ontario to provide safe, competentand ethical practice.
An interesting feature of this development is that it isglobal regulation and any qualified homeopath from any part of the world canbecome registered homeopath of Ontario by meeting the entry requirements of thecollege.
A move for amalgamation or forming acoalition with more than 16provincial/federal homeopathic associations into one national Homeopathic Association in Canadahave been mooted recently from to createa single united voice for homeopathy in Canada. For more information pleasevisit the college website at : www.collegeofhomeopaths.on.ca