January 2023

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Renewal Opening February 1st

CRPO registrants are required to renew their registration annually. Registration renewal for the upcoming 2023-2024 registration year will open on February 1, 2023, and closes March 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Beginning February 1st, registrants can go to the “Renewal” page of their user accounts to complete the renewal form and pay their annual renewal fee. You can read more about the process on the Renewal page of the website. 

College Communications  

CRPO communicates through email to update you on your regulatory requirements. It is your responsibility to open and read these updates.

Read this Practice Matters article for some tips and recommendations for your email practices.

Health information custodian and custodian successor

Registrants who are health information custodians are advised to designate a successor in writing (with the successor's consent). A “successor” is someone who agrees to become the custodian of your records in the event of your inability to fulfill this role.

At registration renewal, registrants are asked to review their health information custodian (HIC) successor page to ensure the information is up to date. Registrants can also update their health information custodian successor information at any time in their CRPO account.


Read this Practice Matters article for answers to these frequently asked questions:


  • What is a health information custodian (HIC)?
  • What is a health information custodian (HIC) successor?
  • Can I have more than one HIC successor?
  • Does my HIC successor need to be registered/located in Ontario?
  • Does my HIC successor need to be a Registered Psychotherapist? / Can a family member be a health information custodian (HIC)?
  • Can I provide my HIC successor with access to my records? Does my HIC successor need to sign a confidentiality agreement?
  •  I am an independent contractor within a private practice, and I use the clinic owner's software to maintain my records. Am I the health information custodian (HIC)?
  • I work in private practice, but I do know anyone who is willing to be my successor. Do I need to include the name of my health information custodian successor in my will?

For CRPO registrants: Please do not unsubscribe. CRPO uses email to communicate with registrants about important College updates. If you choose to unsubscribe, it is then your responsibility to regularly check our website to keep yourself informed about your College obligations. It is the responsibility of each registrant to make sure CRPO has your current contact information, updated within 30 days of a change, and ensure that the organization you work for does not block CRPO emails. CRPO may collect information about whether a recipient has read a message. CRPO may use this information for communication planning and record-keeping.