Following receipt of final government approval and publication in the March 14, 2015 edition of the Ontario Gazette, the Homeopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed on April 1, 2015. This momentous event represents the culmination of years spent developing a framework for the self-regulation of homeopathy. Accountability and public protection go hand in hand. It marks the beginning of a new phase for both the public and the profession.
What Proclamation Means
On April 1, 2015, the Homeopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed and the transitional Council became the College of Homeopaths, vested with the full power of the legislation, including the authority to register homeopaths, administer a quality assurance program, and receive and investigate complaints and reports. Also on that date, a public register of registrants was added to the College’s website, allowing for public access to information about practitioners’ registration status.
As of the proclamation date, only those who have been issued a certificate of registration by the College can use the title “homeopath” and/or hold themselves out as homeopaths.