The College Council met virtually on December 16, 2022. Information provided to members of Council for their review in anticipation of their deliberations and decision-making was posted on the homepage of College website a week in advance of meeting. Following the meeting, this information was archived on the website in the Council Meeting Materials Reference Library.
ABA Regulations Approved for Submission
The College has been working towards welcoming Behaviour Analysts into what will be the new College of Psychologists and Behaviour Analysts of Ontario to be established under the yet to be proclaimed Psychology and Applied Behaviour Analysis Act, 2021. To prepare for proclamation, the College developed Regulations necessary for the regulation of Behaviour Analysts. At its September 23, 2022 meeting, Council passed a motion to circulate the draft Regulation amendments to obtain feedback and comment from members and stakeholders. The consultation materials distributed are available on the College website. In response to the consultation, the College received a total of 301 responses: 294 from individuals (278 using the survey provided and 16 by e-mail); and 7 from organizations.
Following the closing of the consultation, the College’s ABA Working Group reviewed all the responses and made a recommendation to Council to approve the regulation for submission to the Ministry of Health, with five additional minor changes to the amendments to O.Reg. 74/15 Registration circulated.
Council discussed the Regulation amendments, the consultation feedback and the recommendation of the ABA Working Group and approved the following final draft Regulation amendments for submission to the Ministry of Health:
- O.Reg. 74/15 Registration
- O.Reg. 801/93 Professional Misconduct
- O.Reg. 209/94 General (Quality Assurance and Advertising)
A submission with these amendments has been made to the Ministry of Health.
Appointment of Dr. Tony DeBono as Registrar & Executive Director
The Council of the College of Psychologists of Ontario appointed Dr. Tony DeBono, MBA, C.Psych. as Registrar & Executive Director of the College effective February 27, 2023.
The next meeting of Council will be held virtually on March 24, 2023.