Tracking Ongoing Practice Hours
The College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO or the College) requires registrants to maintain ongoing practice hours. This requirement helps registrants maintain their competence on a continuing basis. Competence is demonstrated not just by knowing how to practice, but through consistently doing the right things every time. It is also about understanding what you know about practicing homeopathy in Ontario, recognizing what you don’t know, and taking steps to increase or improve your knowledge, skill and judgment. Competence applies to clinical, theoretical, ethical, and regulatory compliance areas of your practice.
The requirement of 750 hours over every three year period is a continuous and ongoing requirement and can be reviewed on an annual basis and in three-year cycles. Starting in 2019 you will be required to report on your practice activities in the past 12-months. Though the records audit process and Quality Assurance (QA) Program the College may also ask you to provide proof of your actual hours over any three-year period since you become registered with the College. The hour requirement is important to uphold and adhere to. The College has the power to grant some flexibility for registrants who do not or cannot achieve this level of practice. The College uses this discretion provided the registrant maintains his/her competence and professional knowledge, skill and judgment. The College reviews each registrant’s practice situation on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on this process, check out the Ongoing Practice Hours Fact Sheet.