What is COMPO?

The College of Osteopathic manual practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) is a voluntary organization established by the osteopathic manual practice profession to supervise osteopathic manual practitioners (OMP) in Ontario. COMPO is not a regulated health college, as defined under the Regulated Health Professions Act of Ontario. Membership in COMPO is voluntary. It was founded by the manual osteopathic profession (not the Ontario government) to protect the public.

Objectives

The College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario has the following objects:
  • To supervise the practice of the profession and to govern members in accordance with its policies and codes of ethic.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards of qualification for persons to be issued certificates of registration to practice as osteopathic manual practitioners.
  • To develop, establish and maintain programs and standards of practice to assure the quality of the osteopathic manual practice profession.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the members.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards of professional ethics for members.
  • To promote and enhance relations between the College and its members, key stakeholders, and the public.
  • To develop, establish and maintain standards and programs to promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice, environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues.
  • Any other objects relating to human health care the College considers desirable.

Inquiries, Complaints and Reports

(two elected members, one public member, one non-Council member)

Committee Mandate

  • To respond to inquiries, complaints and reports in a manner consistent with its legislative mandate.
  • To review reports of investigations and make decisions concerning the possible referral of specified allegations or professional misconduct to the Discipline Committee and the imposition of interim terms, conditions and limitations on a member’s certificate of registration.

Discipline

(two elected members, two public members, two non-Council members)

Mandate

  • To adjudicate specific allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence referred to the committee by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee.
  • To review applications for reinstatement following a discipline finding.
**All members of Council are potentially members of a Discipline panel.

Fitness to Practice

(two elected members, one public member)

Committee Mandate

  • To hear and determine allegations of mental or physical incapacity referred to the committee by the Executive Committee.
  • To review applications for reinstatement following an incapacity finding.

Patient Relations

(one elected member, two public members, two non-Council members, one alternate non-Council member)

Committee Mandate

  • To develop and implement a program/guidelines to enhance the OMP-patient relationship.
  • To develop and implement measures for preventing and dealing with sexual abuse of patients.

Quality Assurance

(two elected members, two public members, one non-Council member)

Committee Mandate

  • To develop, establish and maintain: programs and standards of osteopathic manual practice to assure the quality of the profession, standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing competence among members and standards of professional ethics.
  • To develop mechanisms and protocols to assess the knowledge, skills and continuing competence of members.

Quality Osteopathic Manual Practice care for Ontarians

At all times, COMPO is acting in your – the public’s – best interests.
We’re here for you.
The College of Osteopathic manual practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) is the body that regulates osteopathic manual practitioners in Ontario to ensure that you receive quality care when you visit an osteopathic manual practitioner.


What else does COMPO do?

  • Sets entry-to-practice requirements
  • Establishes standards of practice
  • Requires osteopathic manual practitioners to participate in ongoing continuing education and a comprehensive quality assurance program
  • Investigates complaints about osteopathic manual practitioners and takes appropriate action.


Legislation

The following acts are linked from the Ontario Government e-Laws website:

Regulated Health Professions Act
Health Care Consent Act
Statutory Powers Procedure Act