Compliance action begins with a complaint to OHLA and may end with a Final Order. But before we get to the Final Order, an investigation will occur.
If the allegations are substantiated, a Notice of Intent to Assess a Civil Penalty and Notice of Right to Request a Hearing will be sent to the licensee. The notice includes the violation(s), proposed penalty and the rights of the licensee
If the allegations are unfounded, the licensee will receive a letter from OHLA communicating this finding.
The information from an investigation can be requested by going to OHLA's website and filing a public records request once a final order is issued. Specific details of an investigation may not be disclosed to the public.
For any violation(s). disciplinary actions may include fines up to $5,000 and suspension or revocation of a practitioner's authorization to practice and up to $5,000 for the cost of disciplinary proceedings.