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Including professional insurance in membership fees

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

Royal College of DENTAL SURGEONS of Ontario

Royal College of DENTAL SURGEONS of Ontario


This practice may be of interest to regulators who wish to offer insurance to members of the profession and include premiums in the membership fees.

Typically applicants applying for registration have to obtain and demonstrate proof of professional insurance.

It is unique that the membership fees of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) include professional insurance coverage. Obtaining independent coverage is much more costly to the applicant, and the option of obtaining coverage through the regulator allows him or her meet the requirement for insurance at a more reasonable rate.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.
  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Fairness
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Medium (2,000 to 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Apr 25, 2013