Health and Supportive Care Providers in Ontario
The Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority (HSCPOA) is an independent regulatory body accountable to the Ontario government under the Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority Act, 2021.
By enacting this legislation, the provincial government created a new model of legislated oversight/regulation for Ontario’s health and supportive care providers beginning with personal support workers (“PSWs”). Other health and supportive care groups will be regulated by the HSCPOA in the future.
The creation of the HSCPOA supports public protection by ensuring registered PSWs deliver safe, competent, ethical, high-quality care to patients, clients and residents in their homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or other health care environments.
The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and initial funding is provided by the Ontario government. The Board has appointed an interim CEO to manage the operations.