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Advocate for the Elderly

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Mihaela Nicula, a Toronto geriatrician, was acknowledged for her dedication to the advancement of geriatric services and her excellence as a physician leader.

A Time to Talk

Reading time: 5 minutes Choosing Wisely Canada launched a campaign encouraging conversations between clinicians and seriously ill patients to avoid potentially harmful or overly aggressive tests and treatments.

Discipline Committee Changes

Reading time: 3 minutes At its March meeting, Council approved changes intended to modernize the discipline process by creating efficiencies and improving dispute resolution techniques.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment Policy Rescinded

Reading time: < 1 minute Council rescinded the Methadone policy, program standards and guidelines in line with CPSO’s commitment to modernizing its approach to regulation.

Rising to the Challenge

Reading time: 3 minutes In her inaugural letter to the profession, Dr. Judith Plante, a family physician from Pembroke, discuses the ongoing impact of the pandemic, including the shift to virtual care.

Marking the Anniversary of a Remarkable Year

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Whitmore observes the anniversary of the WHO declaring a global pandemic, and touches on our new quality program and the importance of balance between virtual and in-person care.

March 2021 Council at a Glance

Reading time: < 1 minute See our infographic for an overview of the conversations at March Council, which included discussion on goals for 2021 and enhancements to the Discipline Committee.

Privacy and the Virtual Care Visit

Reading time: 3 minutes The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario developed new guidance, making it clear privacy obligations apply to virtual care as it does to in-person care.

Safe Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines

Reading time: 5 minutes The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently published a bulletin sharing a number of leading practices that facilitate the safe administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Annual Renewal via the Member Portal

Reading time: 2 minutes For the first time, you will be completing your annual renewal online through CPSO’s new Member Portal. Read more about how this will save you time.

Obesity Guideline Addresses Root Drivers

Reading time: 8 minutes A Canadian clinical practice guideline for managing obesity takes the emphasis off calorie counting, and focuses on addressing the root drivers and improving overall health.

Q&A: Quality Improvement Program

Reading time: 9 minutes We speak to Drs. Ted Everson and Mary Manno about our new Quality Improvement Program and what participating physicians are saying about its effect on their practice.

Delegation of Controlled Acts

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO’s updated Delegation of Controlled Acts policy is an example of how we continue to develop policy within a risk-based framework and with a clear focus on right-touch regulation.

Managing Test Results

Reading time: 4 minutes In this installment of our series, we look at the management of test results and the importance of having a process in place that helps physicians identify clinically significant results.

Weight Bias and its Clinical Consequences

Reading time: 9 minutes Obesity can present health issues for patients, but weight bias poses its own share of harms to a patient’s health and should be an important clinical concern for all physicians.