Regulations and Standards
The osteopathic manual practice profession is not regulated in the province of Ontario (Canada). As such there is yet no regulatory health college representing the profession in Ontario. COMPO is a voluntary non-regulatory organization set by the profession to protect the public.
The College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario develops and enforces its Standards of Practice, Policies and Guidelines on its members.
Standards of Practice outline the base requirements osteopathic manual practitioners must meet to demonstrate clinical competence and deliver quality health care services. Contravening or failing to maintain a standard of practice is an act of professional misconduct and may lead to disciplinary action against a member by COMPO.