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Health Profession Corporations

A health profession corporation (HPC) means a corporation incorporated under the Business Corporations Act that holds a valid certificate of authorization issued under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) or the Health Professions Procedural Code, Schedule 2.

Before you can apply for an HPC certificate of authorization, you need to have a registered corporation under the Ontario Business Corporations Act and issued a corporation number by the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

An HPC certificate of authorization must be issued by RCDSO and must be renewed annually.

Apply for an HPC Certificate of Authorization

To apply for a health profession corporation (HPC) certificate of authorization, you must:

All certificates of authorization expire on August 31 of each year regardless of the initial date of issuance and must be renewed annually.

Corporation Regulation Update: Affects HPC Applications and Renewals

Government recently passed regulation amendments that simplify the requirements for applications and annual renewals of HPC certificates of authorization. These changes include:

  1. A simple declaration signed by a Director (must be a dentist licensed to practise in Ontario) is now accepted. A statutory declaration sworn in the presence of a lawyer, notary public or commissioner of oaths is no longer required.

  2. Ordinary printed copies of the certificate of corporation or other certificates issued under the Ontario Business Act are now accepted. Certified copies are no longer required.

  3. Uncertified corporate profile reports are required, instead of a current-dated certificate of status of incorporation.

  4. The names of non-voting, non-dentist shareholders, e.g. family members who own non-voting shares, are not required.

How do I submit my HPC application?

Email

registration@rcdso.org
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Mail

Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Registration Department
6 Crescent Rd
Toronto ON M4W 1T1

Fax

416-922-1507
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HPC Naming Criteria

Click here to learn more about the naming criteria for a health profession corporation.

HPC Optional Naming Pre-approval Form

Download the HPC Name Pre-approval Form

Revised HPC Certificate of Authorization

Download the Application for a Revised HPC Certificate of Authorization

Notice of Change of Shareholders for HPC

You are required to notify the College when there are changes to your corporation's shareholders. Download the Notice of Change of Shareholders Form and Declaration and send the the completed forms to the College. 

Source: Health Profession Corporation Regulation 665/05, Business Corporations Act