Amendments were made to the Business Corporations Act
to allow health care providers, regulated under the Regulated Health
Professions Act, to incorporate their practices. Members of the College
of Psychologists who choose to form a professional corporation
must first incorporate with the Ministry Government Services and then
apply to the College for a Certificate of Authorization for a Health Profession Corporation. A corporation must have a Certificate of Authorization issued by the College in order for the Corporation to practice the profession of psychology.
All of the necessary Forms, an Instruction Guide,
and copies of the applicable legislation are available to
be downloaded. The forms are available in both MSWord and PDF format.
Please read the Guide carefully, and complete all sections of the Application, as well as the required Declaration and Undertakings (Forms A, B, and C). Take special note of the naming criteria.
The Business Corporations Act and Ontario Regulation 39/02 under the
Regulated Health Professions Act, are very specific regarding the rules
for naming a professional corporation. The name must not contain
titles, professional designations or academic levels. Clarification
regarding proper corporation naming may be obtained by contacting the
If you have any questions about the process of obtaining a Certificate for Authorization for a Health Profession Corporation that have not been answered by the Guide, please e-mail the College at email@example.com or phone (416) 961-8817/(800) 489-8388.
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