In accordance with the the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), each regulatory college has the responsibility to create and administer a fund for therapy and counselling for patients who have been sexually abused by a member. This funding program is monitored by the Patient Relations Committee, a statutory committee of CCO.
The Patient Relations Committee reviews each applicant, determines if the applicant meets the eligibility requirements, and sets the level of funding allowed. The maximum amount of funding that may be provided to an applicant is $16,060 (200 half-hour sessions billed at $80.30 per session) and may be provided for a period of five years from the day on which the person first received funding. Funding shall be made only to the therapist or counsellor chosen by the person.
The requirements for funding are outlined in the following documents:
The following documents relate to the prevention of sexual abuse of patients:
Please complete and return these applications forms to the attention of CCO’s Patient Relations Committee by mail, fax or email attachment:
Mail: 59 Hayden Street, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7