Rules & Resources

Below you will find a comprehensive list of the rules and standards that govern the practice of physiotherapists in Ontario. These include rules set by the College and those established by other bodies. 

Physiotherapists are expected to follow both the written rules and standards and the unwritten rules and standards – this includes generally accepted practices followed by Ontario physiotherapists. 

Recent Updates
Dec 18, 2018

College Announces Rod Hamilton as Registrar



The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rod Hamilton as Registrar of the College, effective December 18, 2018.

Rod brings a wealth of knowledge to this role. With more than 20 years of progressive experience working in professional health regulation, he has a focus on policy analysis, content expertise, communications, strategic planning and the development of innovative approaches to managing change. He has been acting as Interim Registrar at the College since September 2018.

“We are thrilled to formally appoint Mr. Rod Hamilton as Registrar,” says Gary Rehan, College President. “Throughout his tenure at the College, Rod has been instrumental in developing and implementing countless key initiatives and has been an integral part of the senior management team. We are confident that under his leadership the College will continue to meet and exceed our organization’s obligation to protect the public interest.”

Rod has been employed at the College since 1997 as a Director, Senior Advisor and Associate Registrar. He facilitated the development of key changes to the Physiotherapy Act, implemented significant changes to the College’s operations as a direct result of changes made to the Regulated Health Professions Act, and worked on amendments to the Health Care Consent Act.

“I am delighted that Council asked me to take on this new role,” says Rod. “With their support and the help of my wonderful staff, I know we can promote the public interest through increased accountability and transparency and engage the public and our members in the College’s activities.”

Rod holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Sociology and Anthropology from Mount Allison University along with a Masters of Information Management from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Health Management from Charles Sturt University. Prior to joining the College, he worked as a Senior Policy Advisor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Please join us in welcoming Rod to his new role.

Gary Rehan, PT
President, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario