Registrant duty to report
The College has the single purpose of acting in the public interest and protecting the public throughout the province. The College regulates optometrists in accordance with the Health Professions Act to ensure the public receives safe, ethical and effective services.
All health professionals regulated by the HPA have a duty to report any unsafe or incompetent practice or professional misconduct of any other regulated health professional, regardless of health profession. In fact, all health professionals have a legal obligation to report another professional they have concerns about to the college that governs that individual.
If you are unsure whether to report another optometrist, please contact the College to help clarify the situation, answer any questions you may have and determine if a formal complaint is necessary.