Is Osteopathy a Regulated Profession in Ontario?
At one time, the College of Osteopaths of Ontario regulated Osteopaths. Expenses were handled the same way as chiropractic and podiatric services: they were covered by OHIP up to a maximum amount; group benefit plans covered the balance of the claim. When the College disbanded in the early 1990s, OHIP stopped covering the services of new osteopathic practitioners since they were no longer a regulated health profession in Ontario. There has been other attempts to regulate the profession again but non have yet been successful, it is very difficult to predict when again osteopathy will become a regulated health care profession.
What are the differences between a DO and DOMP?
DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathy and DOMP stands for Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) are allowed to diagnosis a patient and prescribe medication. But, a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOMP) is unable to do these procedures.
Both DO and DOMP are eligible to work in Clinics, Rehab Centers, and Spas or open their own place.