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Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care FAX: 416-326-1571
10th Floor, Hepburn Block80 Grosvenor StreetToronto, Ontario M7A 2C4
Dear Dr. Hoskins:
Protect the rights of Alternative & Holistic Practitioners, Family Therapists and all Counselors by either repealing the RHPA legislative wording that makes the assessment and treatment of human emotional, mental, cognitive, thinking, reasoning, communication and social functioning disturbances an ‘act of psychotherapy’, or otherwise ensure that the terms used in the legislation are well defined and clearly protect those practitioners who assess and treatment human issues using non-psychotherapeutic techniques.
Please ensure the rights of all Ontario citizens to free-choice in health care treatments continue by recognizing that not all treatments are psychotherapeutic and not all practitioners wish to be psychotherapists or be forced to become registered psychotherapists and use psychotherapeutic techniques.
Please ensure that all practitioners can assist their clients using the non-psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment approaches that they have been trained in and that their clients prefer.
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