ABOUT OUR ASSOCIATION: The College of Canadian Osteopaths
The College of Canadian Osteopaths (CCO) was founded in 2007. Its mission is to represent its members across Canada, to promote osteopathy, and to protect the public by ensuring the competence of its members and their respect for an irreproachable code of ethics.
Our association is accredited by major group insurance companies in Canada, so you can issue receipts for your patients.
The College of Canadian Osteopaths is a non-profit association representing osteopaths who have completed training in osteopathy and also have a master's or doctorate degree in the health field such as MD, doctor of chiropractic or physiotherapist.
The College of Canadian Osteopaths is proud to include only osteopaths with a rigorous training in their field of practice and skills that match those established by the World Health Organization (WHO) or other national and international recognized organizations.
Continuing Education (CE)
Mandatory continuing education
The purpose of continuing education activities is to enable members to acquire, maintain, update, improve, deepen and perfect their knowledge, skills and professional skills related to the practice of their profession. These are governed by the College of Canadian Osteopaths Mandatory Continuing Education Policy.
All our members must follow a continuing education program and accumulate at least 30 hours of continuing education related to the practice of their profession per two-year reference period.
Training activities can only cover topics directly related to your profession and be previously approved by the College of Canadian Osteopaths.
Mandatory malpractice insurance coverage
While your status as an active member gives you rights, it also imposes certain obligations on you to protect the public. One of these obligations is participation in a group professional liability insurance plan. It is therefore now mandatory that every College of Canadian Osteopaths' member send us a copy of their malpractice insurance policy annually, 2 weeks prior to their insurance renewal date. It is your responsibility to have adequate cover and to prove it.
The College of Canadian Osteopaths Association offers an excellent insurance product starting at just $200 per year. From now on, the broker La Turquoise is the exclusive broker of the professional liability insurance program. You can top up what's left of your current coverage, but you must switch to our insurance plan as soon as your current policy has expired.
PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC
The College of Canadian Osteopaths has a mandate to regulate the practice of the profession of its members, it must investigate complaints about professional services provided by members. Among the online resources (below), you will find a description of the complaint process and the complaint form to fill in to describe your concern.
Before filing a formal complaint with the College of Canadian Osteopaths, it is good to discuss the problem with the concerned member . In some cases, members do not know the concerns of their customers and want to try to resolve them directly.
You can also contact the College of Canadian Osteopaths and speak to a member of the investigation and complaint resolution team before filing a formal complaint. The investigator will give you suggestions and important information that will help you choose how you want to proceed.
To get the College of Canadian Osteopaths code of ethics: click here
To get the complaint process: click here
To access complaint form: click here