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College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario Accepts NAO Graduates
The College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) accepts NAO graduates as members.
By: National Academy of Osteopathy
The College of Osteopathic manual practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) is the governing body established by the osteopathic manual practice profession to regulate osteopathic manual practitioners (OMP) in Ontario.
The COMPO has the following objects:
To regulate the practice of the profession and to govern members in accordance with the health profession act.
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 develop, establish and maintain programs to assist individuals to exercise their rights under health professions act.
To administer the health professions act and this code as it relates to the profession, and to perform the other duties and exercise the other powers imposed or conferred on the College.
To promote and enhance relations between the College and its members, other health profession colleges, 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.
COMPO's main responsibilities include:
developing standards of admission to the osteopathic manual practice profession;
establishing standards and guidelines for members' conduct and practice;
developing programs to help osteopathic manual practitioners maintain and improve their skills and knowledge;
investigating complaints and reports;
disciplining members who have committed acts of professional misconduct or who are incompetent or incapacitated.
College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) is governed by a 16-member policy-making Council composed of nine osteopathic manual practitioners elected by osteopathic manual practitioners from among their peers and seven members of the public appointed by the COMPO.