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The Ministry of Health’s new College Performance Measurement Framework

March 29, 2021

How well are Ontario’s regulatory health colleges protecting the public interest?” the Ministry of Health is asking health profession regulators to answer this question with the newly developed College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF).

Health regulatory colleges exist to serve the public interest. To demonstrate how well colleges are doing their job and to help continually improve accountability, transparency, and oversight, all colleges are now required to report on their work in the CPMF Reporting Tool. This new tool was developed by the Ministry, together with Ontario’s health regulatory colleges, subject matter experts, and the public.

The CPMF covers a wide variety of topics, including how colleges:

  • perform as an organization, 
  • register applicants,
  • measure practice improvement of regulated health professionals,
  • process complaints about their registrants, and
  • work with external partners, such as other regulatory colleges, educational programs, and the broader healthcare system to improve public protection.

The CPMF also shares raw data about Ontario’s regulated health professionals and their participation in practice improvement. There is data about the number of complaints and the type of those complaints, and how many health professionals participated in practice improvement activities.

Finally, the CPMF details each college’s commitment to making improvements over the next year, giving clear action plans. 

Colleges will update the CPMF report annually, noting any progress on areas identified for improvement and adding new or updated information required by the Ministry of Health. These reports are one of the many ways colleges demonstrate their commitment to Ontarians.

Read our submission to the the College Performance Measurement Framework for 2020.