Mandatory Reports—The College has Received a Mandatory Report About Me

The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) requires certain people to file a mandatory report with the College in certain situations. The legislative requirements to file these reports can be found in section 85 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 the physiotherapist who is the subject of the report about the process. You can get additional information by contacting the Associate, Professional Conduct at or calling 416-591-3828 ext. 227 or 1-800-583-5885 ext. 227.

FAQs: Making a Mandatory Report about Sexual Abuse

  • What is Sexual Abuse?

  • What are reasonable grounds?

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

  • How long do I have to file the report?

  • Do I need to tell the patient that I am going to file the report?

  • What happens if an individual or facility fails to make a Mandatory Report when it was required?

  • My employer said that they would file the Mandatory Report with the College for the organization. Do I still need to file a Mandatory Report?

  • What happens after I file a report with the College?

  • What information should I include in the report?

  • Do I need to include the name of the patient in the report?

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

  • Where should I send the Mandatory Report be sent?

  • If written consent from the patient or a substitute decision maker cannot be obtained, should I still send the mandatory report to the College?

  • Do I still have to submit a mandatory report if I do not know the name of the person who is allegedly committing the abuse?

  • How does a physiotherapist respond to the report?

  • How long does the process take?

  • Will I find out what happens to the physiotherapist?

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

FAQs: Mandatory Report

  • Why has the College been sent a mandatory report about me?

  • What is incapacity?

  • What is incompetence?

  • What is professional misconduct?

  • What happens once the College receives the report?

  • Should I obtain the advice of legal counsel?

  • How long does the investigation process take?

  • What is my status at the College during an investigation process or after the matter has been resolved?

  • Can the ICRC revoke my Certificate of Registration?

  • What Decisions can the ICRC Committee make?

  • How Do I Know of the Decision?

  • What kinds of cases are referred to the Discipline Committee?

  • How many complaints or reports does the College receive each year and how many of those are referred to the Discipline Committee?

  • Can I Appeal the Decision?

  • How does the fact that the College has received a report regarding my practice affect my status with the College? Is this on my record?

  • Can I renew my annual registration while I am involved in the investigation process?

  • If the College has received a report, can I still practice as a physiotherapist? Can I still supervise others? Can I provide expert opinions?

  • If there was a report filed against me what would an employer or future employer be told if they called the College?