The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) is an administrative tribunal established under the provincial Regulated Health Profession Act,* 1991, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Appeal and Review Boards Act, 1998.^ It has jurisdiction to conduct complaint and registration reviews and hearings. Self-regulated health professions in Ontario are subject to the oversight of the HPARB:
|•||Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology||•||Medicine|
|•||Dental Hygiene||•||Occupational Therapy|
|•||Medical Laboratory Technology||•||Registered Practical Nursing|
|•||Medical Radiation Technology||•||Respiratory Therapy|
While each of the the self-regulated professions above has its own college, the HPARB monitors the activities of the Colleges Complaints Committee and the Registration and Accreditation committees. For example, disputes regarding individual applicants’ admission to the profession may be appealed to the HPARB.
In addition to reviewing decisions made by the self-regulated health professions, the Board also has jurisdiction under the Public Hospitals Act# to review appointments or reappointments to the medical staff of a hospital, or grievances of members of a hospital medical staff relating to the revoking and/or suspending of their appointments.
The HPARB, like other administrative tribunals in Ontario, is independent of the government. The Board members are not allowed to have ever worked in a regulated health profession or college. read more…