CDHO’s role, authority and powers are set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Health Professions Procedural Code (Schedule 2 to the RHPA), and the Dental Hygiene Act, 1991. There are also specific regulations made under the Dental Hygiene Act. These include the:
- General Regulation (describes Registration and Quality Assurance processes, among other matters)
- Designated Drugs Regulation (describes the conditions under which RDHs can prescribe, dispense or sell drugs)
- Funding for Therapy and Counselling Regulation (describes the details of CDHO’s Funding for Therapy and Counselling Program)
The Health Professions Procedural Code gives CDHO’s Council authority to make by-laws relating to CDHO’s administration and operations. View Bylaw No.5.