Council Policies

Commitment to Transparency

To help protect the public, we are committed to transparency. This means providing Ontarians with the tools to make informed decisions and ensuring that our own decision-making processes are easily understood. Find out more about our commitment to transparency here.

Ends Polices

The Ends Policies of the Council are strategic in nature. They instruct the CEO as to the results to be achieved, for certain groups, at specified costs.

Ends Policy

Ends Priorities

Council-CEO Linkage

Council-CEO Linkage policies delegate authority from the Council to the CEO and detail how the Council and the CEO are linked by detailing the CEO’s role (in addition to the statutory responsibilities outlined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991) and how the CEO’s performance will be monitored by the Council.

Delegation to the CEO

CEO Job Description

Monitoring CEO Performance

Governance Process

Good governance is the responsibility of every Board of Directors. The same is true for the Council of the College. The Governance Process policies detail the processes by which the Council of the College will govern itself, the accountabilities of its members and how governance issues will be addressed.

Governance Commitment

Governing Style

Council Code of Conduct

Council Job Description

Role of the Chair

Committee Principles

Cost of Governance

Annual Planning Cycle

Council Communication

Conflict Resolution

Avoiding Conflict of Interest


Intellectual Property

Council Business Meetings

Linkage with the Public and Registrants

Governance Evaluation

CEO Replacement

Per Diems and Expenses

CEO Performance Review

Commitment to Strategic Planning

Debate Motions and Votes

Council Member Staff Interactions

Process of Election of Officers

Council Member Records

Role of Committee Chairs

Hiring the Permanent CEO

Addressing Council Meetings

Registering Gifts, Benefits & Remuneration

Executive Limitations

Executive Limitations policies limit the latitude the CEO may exercise in choosing the organisational means. Since the Ends policies set the strategic directions of the College and the Linkage policies delegate all operational activities to the CEO, the CEO may choose the means by which the College will achieve the results expected in the Ends policies. Executive Limitation policies, which are traditionally set in the negative, limit the choices the CEO might make.

Global Executive Constraint

Emergency Executive Replacement

Communications and Council Support

Treatment of Staff

Financial Condition and Activity

Financial Planning and Budgeting

Financial Transactions

Asset Protection

Workplace Violence

Workplace Harassment

Administration of Statutory Committees and Panels

Operation of the Register and Information Registries

Treatment of Registrants

Support to Council

Program Administration

Treatment of the Public

Restricted Reserve Funds