Public Register: Find A Practitioner

In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is required to make certain information about all Audiologists and Speech Language-Pathologists available to the public. In Ontario, all persons using the title ‘Audiologist’ or 'Speech-Language Pathologist' must be registered with CASLPO. 

Click here to access the Public Register of Members

If you require additional information or assistance with technical difficulties, please contact the Registration Department at 416-975-5347.

What’s Public (and What’s Not) About Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

The College’s Public Register includes information about every speech-language pathologist and audiologist licensed, and previously licensed, to practise in Ontario, by the College. The Public Register is accessed by clicking the ‘Find an Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist’ button on our website.

In fulfilling our mandate to protect the public, we believe it’s important that the public have information to help them to decide who they wish to see for audiology and speech-language pathology care. Information about members is obtained when they first register with the College, and it is updated regularly: when they complete our annual renewal questionnaire and form, notify us of a change, or as a result of a College process. If you have any questions about the information provided in the Public Register or need assistance, please contact the College.

The Public Register contains a wide variety of information about audiologists and speech-language pathologists, including:

•Full name and former name (if any); practice address(es), and telephone number(s); CASLPO registration number.

•Registration class (e.g. general, non-practising) and status (e.g. suspended, resigned).

•The terms, conditions and limitations (TCLs) in effect on each audiologist’s and speech-language pathologist’s certificate of registration. TCLs describe conditions under which the member can practise audiology and speech-language pathology and any practise restrictions.

•A summary of allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence, if any, awaiting hearing by the Discipline Committee that relate to the audiologist or speech-language pathologist.  If the Discipline Committee makes a finding of professional misconduct or incompetence against the audiologist or speech-language pathologist, a brief summary of the facts on which the finding was based; the penalty; and whether the finding is under appeal.

• Referrals of incapacity awaiting hearing by the Fitness to Practise Committee; and, if there is a finding of incapacity, a summary of the finding; and whether the finding is under appeal.

•Findings of malpractice/professional negligence made by a court of law unless the finding is reversed on appeal. 

•Where, during or as a result of an investigation, inquiry or proceeding under section 25 of the Code a member has resigned, a notation of that fact.

•Any of the information in respect of a former audiologist or speech-language pathologist that was on the Register just before the membership terminated, for a period of at least two years after the termination of registration, except for any information related to discipline proceedings in Ontario, in which case it shall be entered on the Register for a period of fifty years after the termination of registration. 

More information is now available as a result of our recent Transparency Initiative:

•Findings of guilt against an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, made by a court on or after January 1, 2016, in respect of a provincial, federal or other offence that are relevant to the member’s suitability to practise.  

•A summary of any existing charges against a member, commenced on or after January 1, 2016, in respect of a federal, provincial or other offence that are relevant to the member’s suitability to practise.

•A summary of any existing conditions, terms, orders, directions or agreements commenced on or after January 1, 2016 relating to the custody or release of the member in respect of federal, provincial or other offence processes which are relevant to the member’s suitability to practise.

•Where the College is aware that a member is or was registered or licensed to practise a profession inside or outside of Ontario, a notation of that fact.

•Where a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee requires a member to appear before a panel of the Committee to be cautioned as a result of an investigation commenced on or after January 1, 2016, a summary of the caution as well as the date of the panel’s decision.

• Where a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee requires a member to complete a specified continuing education or remediation program as a result of an investigation commenced on or after January 1, 2016, a summary of the specified continuing education or remediation program as well as the date of the panel’s decision.

•Where allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence against an audiologist or speech-language pathologist have been referred to the Discipline Committee and are awaiting a hearing, in addition to the date of the referral and a summary of each specified allegation, the full notice of hearing and the status of the hearing are now posted.  

We believe that any information provided to the public should be relevant, enhance public confidence, and be balanced with fairness and respect for each speech-language pathologist’s or audiologist’s privacy.

The following information is not included on the Public Register

•Email address; home mailing address (unless it is a member’s business address); and date of birth.

•Settlements of malpractice/professional negligence civil lawsuits.

•The fact of an investigation – be it a complaint, an inquiry into a member’s capacity to practise related to their health, or an investigation into a mandatory report or a concern arising from another source.

•The outcome of investigations that find no concerns with the audiologist’s or speech-language pathologist’s care or conduct or find concerns of a minor nature that pose no or low risk to the public, including “no action”; “reminders”; or “written caution” outcomes.

•Terms, conditions or limitations on an audiologist’s or speech-language pathologist’s certificate of registration that are no longer in effect.

Links:

Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario “Who We Are” video

 

This website is intended to provide information to the public and members.  Should there be differences in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO members, it is up to the member to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website.