Self-Reporting Requirements

Self-Reports: A Legal Requirement for PTs

It is a legal requirement for physiotherapists in Ontario to make self-reports to their regulator in a timely manner.

According to the Regulated Health Professions Regulation, “The report must be filed as soon as reasonably practicable after the member receives notice of the finding made against the member.“  2007, c. 10, Sched. M, s. 63.

These reports make the College aware of situations where a physiotherapist may not be practicing safely, and it allows the College to take any appropriate steps to protect the public. It is the law.

A physiotherapist must self-report to the College if they: 

  • have been charged with OR have been found guilty of any offence in any jurisdiction (this includes anywhere in Canada or elsewhere in the world). Examples might include things like distracted driving, driving under the influence, disturbances of the peace, traffic violations, theft, assault or fraud 
  • have bail conditions
  • have a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity related to any regulated profession in any other jurisdiction 
  • are the subject of a current investigation for professional misconduct, incompetence, or incapacity related to any regulated profession in any jurisdiction. Please note, physiotherapists DO NOT need to report disciplinary action WITH the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Not all offences, charges, findings will appear on the Public Register. Please refer to the FAQs below for more information. 

Not making a self-report to your regulatory college is a serious matter and can result in referral to the Discipline Committee. To make a self-report, please complete the Online Self-Reporting Form

Have Questions?

For answers to your questions or more information on the self-reporting process, please email or call 416-591-3828 ext. 241 or 1-800-583-5885 ext. 241 and we are happy to help.  

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs: Self-Reporting