The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) requires a person to file a mandatory report if:

They have terminated the employment, dissolved a partnership, a health profession corporation or association with a physiotherapist for reasons of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity 


They intended to terminate the employment of a physiotherapist for reasons of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity but they did not do so because the physiotherapist resigned
The legislative requirements for these types of mandatory reports can be found in section 85.5 of the Health Professions Procedural Code which is Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act.

This fact sheet is intended to provide information to potential reporters to assist them in understanding their professional reporting obligations. Additional information can be obtained by reviewing the Professional Reporting Obligations Briefing Note or by contacting the Associate, Professional Conduct at 416- 591-3828 or 800- 583-5885 Ext. 227 or via email at

Mandatory Report - Termination & Resignation

  • What is incapacity?

  • What is incompetence?

  • What is professional misconduct?

  • When and how soon do I have to report?

  • What information should the report include?

  • Where should I send the mandatory report?

  • What happens if an individual fails to make a mandatory report required by the RHPA?

  • What happens once the College receives the report?

  • How does a therapist respond to the report?

  • What information will the College share with me after I submit the mandatory report?

  • Can the ICRC revoke a physiotherapist’s Certificate of Registration?

  • What decisions can the ICRC make?

  • How long does the process take?

  • If I have concerns about the physiotherapist’s practice but she or he has not been terminated, what are my options?