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Latest Articles

Advice Clarifies Responsibility for Ordering of Tests

Reading time: < 1 minute Following inquiries from physicians, CPSO has updated its advice in the Managing Tests policy to clarify who has responsibility for the ordering of tests in certain situations.

Preventing the Transmission of Communicable Diseases 

Reading time: < 1 minute Consultation is underway for a new draft policy intended to help physicians working in clinical offices keep up to date on Infection Prevention and Control best practices.

Managing Conflicts of Interest

Reading time: 3 minutes An updated policy has been approved to help physicians navigate their interactions with industry and manage conflicts of interest that could impact patient and public trust.

Exploring Misconceptions about CPSO

Reading time: 4 minutes Our medical advisors take the opportunity to explore some persistent myths about the College and describe how it compares with their own experience of working at CPSO.

Should I Respond to a Negative Online Review?

Reading time: 3 minutes The short answer is “No.” There are several good reasons not to engage. Read more about how to re-frame this upsetting situation as a positive experience for you and your practice.

Privacy Principles to Guide Artificial Intelligence Use  

Reading time: 2 minutes Artificial intelligence is transforming every aspect of our lives. Provincial and federal privacy authorities have developed a set of principles to mitigate its risk to our privacy.

Minimizing Risk of a Privacy Breach 

Reading time: 3 minutes The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner now has the discretion to issue administrative monetary penalties as part of its enforcement powers.

Post-Graduate Training Reflected on Public Register 

Reading time: 2 minutes A by-law, now circulating, seeks to post Ontario post-graduate training on the public register for registrants only while they hold a post-graduate certificate of registration. 

Time to Renew Your Certificate of Registration Online 

Reading time: < 1 minute Beginning Monday, April 8, you can complete your Annual Registration Renewal on the portal. Good news – this is the sixth consecutive year that the annual fee remains unchanged.

Committee Referral No Longer Required for Two More Registration Policies

Reading time: < 1 minute Applicants who satisfy the qualifications in two recently approved registration policies could see the processing of their applications reduced by weeks because of a recent decision.

Board Highlights

Reading time: < 1 minute Some by-law changes are in effect, changing what information is posted on the public register. Read about these and other highlights from discussions held at the Board of Directors meeting.

On the Road from Good to Great 

Reading time: 3 minutes In his first message to the profession as Chair of the Board, Dr. Ian Preyra explains the recent steps the Board has taken to ensure that CPSO’s governance is aligned with best practices.

Facing Challenges with Innovative Solutions

Reading time: 3 minutes The development of new pathways into Ontario practice has attracted nearly 500 physicians, providing a measure of relief in difficult times, writes Dr. Nancy Whitmore, Registrar and CEO.

New Public Director

Reading time: < 1 minute The Board welcomes Mr. Stephen Bird of Perth, Ontario, as a new public Director. Mr. Bird is a retired lawyer who has served on the Board for the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital.

Governance Modernization: A Strategic Assessment

Reading time: 3 minutes The Board of Directors has embarked upon an initiative that will be used to support recruitment efforts for future Board Directors and shape Board training and education programs.

Helping Newcomers Find a Home for Their Health 

Reading time: 4 minutes Dr. Madura Sundareswaran, a Peterborough family physician, is recognized with a CPSO Board Award for her work in helping immigrants, including refugees, navigate the health-care system.

The Between Times

Reading time: 4 minutes An expert in artificial intelligence (AI) in health care refers to the present as “The Between Times,” the period between envisioning what is possible with AI and its widespread adoption.

Dialogue in Transition

Reading time: 2 minutes Farewell to print Dialogue and hello to providing important regulatory updates for you and your practice in a more dynamic digital format. This issue of Dialogue will be the last in print.

Don’t Fall into a Cognitive Trap 

Reading time: 7 minutes Mental shortcuts can be efficient, but they aren’t always accurate. For the sake of patient well-being, it’s important to understand the nature of cognitive biases and how to mitigate them.