Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 2 2018 - Page 25

LEGISLATION In all of these cases, the report is to be made as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving notice of the finding, charge, etc. Disciplinary findings or findings of professional misconduct or incompetence (but not incapacity findings) by another regulatory authority;  rofessional licences or registrations held with other P regulators (whether in Ontario or in other jurisdictions). o W  HAT’S NEW: Posting is no longer limited to licences and registrations held with medical regulatory bod- ies, as it was under the College By-laws, it applies to licences and registrations held across all professions. The timing and scope of the information to be posted on the register under the new regulation is still being deter- mined. More information will be provided in due course. Funding for Support of those Alleging Sexual Abuse The RHPA requires all colleges to have a patient rela- tions program that includes measures for preventing and dealing with sexual abuse of patients by mem- bers, including a fund for therapy and counselling for persons who, while patients, were sexually abused by members. The Patient Relations Committee (PRC) administers the fund for therapy and counselling by determining eligibility for funding; and dispersing funds to eligible applicants’ therapists or counsellors. As of May 1, 2018: The statement of purpose provision in the Code is amended to explicitly require support for those al- leging sexual abuse.  person is eligible for funding if it is alleged in a com- A plaint or report that the person was sexually abused by a member while the person was a patient of the member. A request for funding must be processed within a reasonable period of time. The funding is not a determination that sexual abuse occurred and cannot be considered by another committee. The alternative grounds of eligibility requirements set out in regulation remain in place. Expansion of Mandatory Revocation Provisions Changes to the legislation have also expanded the scope of the mandatory revocation provisions in the Code. Revocation will now be mandatory whenever a physician is found guilty of certain criminal sexual offences. This includes: o Sexual interference o Invitation to sexual touching o Sexual exploitation o Sexual exploitation of a person with disability o Bestiality in the presence of or by a child o Voyeurism o Publication, etc., of an intimate image without consent o Child pornography o Parent or guardian procuring sexual activity o Making sexually explicit material available to a child o Luring a child o Agreement or arrangement – sexual offence against a child o Sexual assault o Sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm, and o Aggravated sexual assault. ISSUE 2, 2018 DIALOGUE 25