COVID-19 Exemption Requests

Reading time: 2 minutes Patients may ask you to write notes or complete forms exempting them from wearing a mask, returning to work in-person or getting vaccinated. We provide some advice on how to handle these requests.

Election Results

Reading time: 4 minutes An election in Districts 6,7, 8 and 9 saw the return of three incumbents. We also welcome two new members to the Council table.

New Council Members

Reading time: 2 minutes The College is pleased to welcome Ms. Lucy Becker and Dr. Andrea Lum to Council. Ms. Becker is a public member and Dr. Lum is the academic representative from Western University.

Virtual Care and Post-Pandemic Practice

Reading time: 2 minutes A survey of 2,100 Canadian physicians found most intend to keep virtual care as a component of their post-pandemic practice — nearly a quarter expect to increase its use, while 4 in 10 expect it to remain the same.

Peer Assessors Wanted

Reading time: < 1 minute CPSO is looking to hire a team of motivated and experienced practising physicians with a background in evaluation/assessment and a demonstrated commitment to life-long learning.

Are You a New Family Physician?

Reading time: < 1 minute Did you know you can improve your access to specialist care and community services through eConsult and eReferral, the first two initiatives of the Ontario eServices Program?

Caring for your Trans Patients

Reading time: 15 minutes What are some biases that doctors might bring when seeing trans patients, how can they manifest, and what would make for better, affirming transgender care?

Quality Improvement Program — One Year Later

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO surveyed 530 physicians about their experience in the program, including the time commitment, data sources of greatest value and value of peer feedback.

Practice Through a New Lens

Reading time: 7 minutes Three physicians describe their experiences with the Quality Improvement Program and the different ways it re-energized their approach to practise.

CPSO to Regulate Physician Assistants

Reading time: 4 minutes Making PAs a member of CPSO is appropriate, in line with the College’s commitment to right-touch regulation and will ensure safe quality care for Ontario’s patients.

Rise of Infodemics

Reading time: 5 minutes As COVID-19 has run rampant through society, so, too, has false information about the virus. Timothy Caulfield shares his views at the national meeting of Choosing Wisely.

Courtesy Calls

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO’s adoption of a process that allows us to flag low-risk issues of concern to physicians appears to correlate with a reduction in the number of investigations being conducted.