Q&A - Why has the inspection fee for a new premises been increased by $1,250?
Posted On: February 12, 2021
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For the next post in our Q&A blog series we were asked by several Registrants about the current Inspection Program consultation.
Why has the inspection fee for a new premises been increased by $1,250?
The total inspection fee for a new premises is not actually being changed.
The proposed fee for a new premises inspection is $2,500 + HST– the same fee currently in place. The proposed change is that the fee will be invoiced as one payment for the full amount. If this change is approved, the fee will no longer be split into two parts: $1,250 + HST at the time of the Part I inspection and $1,250 + HST at the time of the Part II inspection.
The $1,250 + HST fee included in the proposed changes will only apply to those premises that were charged the Part I inspection fee of $1,250 + HST prior to the new fee schedule coming into effect. These premises will pay a total inspection fee of $2,500 + HST. No new increases have been proposed for the new premises inspection fee.
After a review of the Inspection Program, the College is consulting on proposed changes to the Inspection Fees for new premises as well as for a regularly scheduled 5-year inspection. All premises where Registrants compound for and/or administer intravenous infusion therapy (IVIT) are required to register their premises and undergo an inspection.
Please keep in mind that while the College is consulting on these proposed changes, the current fees (see Schedule 3 of the College By-laws) will remain in effect until any proposed changes are approved by Council.
More information regarding the current consultation as well as the consultation regarding proposed amendments to the Inspection Program Requirements can be found here.