I am excited to announce that the presidents of a number of Ontario based osteopathic associations will get together soon to form the Coalition for the Promotion of Osteopathy in Ontario.
The government has three rules for regulating a profession. Number one rule is that the profession must be united.
In Quebec they understood this and the Coalition for the Promotion of Osteopathy in Quebec has been founded a while back and now includes all the major Quebec associations. That coalition is the voice of profession in Quebec now.
We can do the same in Ontario. When all associations of osteopathy get together and form a coalition and that coalition become the voice of the profession we will have a united voice and that is what the government of Ontario requires.
We have the other two requirements. Number 2 being the profession must have a defined scope of practice which we do. And #3 being there must be enough practitioners which we have over 1000 in Ontario.
I am quite excited about this and I support the regulation in anyways I can. I ask all of you my colleagues to contact your associations and ask them to join the coalition.
Manual osteopath, Dr Andrew Chan, DOMP, DO (Spain), president of National Osteopathic Practitioners Association will contact presidents of the other Ontario based associations soon to invite them to join the coalition.
Let us unite to get osteopathy regulated in Ontario.
Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)