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Helping you Answer Your Patients’ Questions

Reading time: < 1 minute Let your patients know the CPSO’s website provides some useful resources for members of the public. We also answer their FAQs.

College to Launch New Enterprise System

Reading time: < 1 minute The College is making some exciting changes. The goal? To offer better, more seamless service to Ontario’s physicians.

CPSO Supports Physicians During COVID-19

Reading time: 2 minutes The College has a policy — Public Health Emergencies — that articulates expectations for physicians during events such as COVID-19.

COVID-19: We Answer Your Questions

Reading time: < 1 minute We provide answers to FAQs and regularly update the information that you need from all the relevant health care sources.

Annual Renewal Process — Deadline Extended

Reading time: < 1 minute In light of the pandemic, we have extended our deadline for renewing your certificate of registration to June 30th.

Council Election Postponed for Districts 5 and 10

Reading time: < 1 minute We have postponed our Council elections for Districts 5 and 10 until September. The elections had previously been scheduled for the Spring.

A Moment for Profound Appreciation

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Brenda Copps, a Hamilton family physician and the College’s new President, sends a message of thanks to the profession for all their sacrifices.

Helping You Apply the College’s Continuity of Care Expectations

Reading time: 6 minutes Given the significance of our recently approved Continuity of Care policies, and our commitment to support you as you provide care to your patients, we’re following up with a feature dedicated to answering your questions about the policies.

Q&A: A Champion for Quality Care (audio clip)

Reading time: 6 minutes At the December meeting of Council, Dr. Brenda Copps, a Hamilton family physician, became the new President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. We find out more about Dr. Copps in a Q&A.

Discussions About Opioid Risks, Benefits Emphasized in Policy

Reading time: 3 minutes The Prescribing Drugs policy sets out the College’s expectations for physicians when prescribing drugs or providing drug samples to patients

Disclosing Harm

Reading time: 3 minutes The Disclosure of Harm policy articulates the College’s expectations of physicians for informing patients when harm — or potential harm — is sustained in the course of receiving health care.

Respecting Patient Autonomy

Reading time: 4 minutes The recently approved Boundary Violations policy articulates a new expectation and clarifies several others for the purpose of ensuring the dignity, privacy and autonomy of patients during examinations.