Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, College registrants of the CDHO are permitted to establish a corporation for the purpose of practising dental hygiene provided they receive a Certificate of Authorization from the College.
Registrants who choose to form a health professional corporation must first incorporate with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services under the Ontario Business Corporations Act before submitting an application to the CDHO for a Certificate of Authorization. A dental hygiene professional corporation must have a Certificate of Authorization issued by the College before the corporation can begin offering dental hygiene services.
Before submitting articles of incorporation to the Ministry, special care should be taken to ensure that the articles, including the proposed name of the corporation, will meet the requirements for issuance of a Certificate of Authorization. Registrants are urged to review these requirements carefully before they incorporate.
CDHO registrants are reminded that it is prudent to seek professional advice from their accountant or lawyer prior to incorporating their dental hygiene practice.
Certificate of Authorization
The following guides and Frequently Asked Questions provide detailed information on how to apply for a Certificate of Authorization. The application process can be accessed through the Self-Service Portal. Completed application and renewal packages containing the required documents should be submitted to the CDHO in hard-copy, fax or email for final approval and processing.
Frequently Asked Questions
In order to obtain an initial Certificate of Authorization from the College, a corporation must complete and submit to the College an application, along with specific information and documents as required by regulation.
The online Guide is provided to assist registrants of the CDHO who are applying for professional incorporation. It includes instructions on how to complete the application form, as well as the regulations and bylaws related to incorporation and a link to Frequently Asked Questions.
A Certificate of Authorization must be renewed with the College annually on or before March 1st.
The online Guide is provided to assist holders of a Certificate of Authorization from the CDHO in applying for renewal. It includes instructions on how to complete the application form, as well as the regulations and bylaws related to incorporations.
The Registrar may revoke a Certificate of Authorization for a number of reasons, including:
- if the corporation fails to notify the College of any changes made to the corporation within 14 days following the change.
- if the corporation fails to renew their Certificate of Authorization annually.
The Application forms for a Certificate of Authorization and to renew a Certificate of Authorization are available on the Self-Service Portal.