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.

Consider Running for Council

Reading time: 2 minutes We moved our elections so they will now be held in the Spring. We urge physicians from Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 to consider running for a seat on Council.

Changes Approved to Pathways Policies

Reading time: 2 minutes Following a consultation, Council approved revisions to its registration policies to reflect streamlined process changes, and bring increased clarity to applicants and the public.

New Medical Advisor

Reading time: 2 minutes We are pleased to welcome Dr. Vivian Sapirman to the College as a Medical Advisor. The Toronto-based psychiatrist will work with CPSO’s Investigations and Resolutions team.

Nominate an Outstanding Physician

Reading time: < 1 minute If you know a physician who deserves to be recognized for their contribution to the practice of medicine, let us know by nominating them for a 2022 Council Award.

The Importance of Person-First Language

Reading time: 2 minutes A letter to the editor presents an opportunity to discuss the use of person-first language, the standard for respectfully addressing people with chronic diseases.

Transgender Health

Reading time: < 1 minute In the next issue of eDialogue, we take a closer look at what needs to be done to ensure patients who are transgender can access affirming, competent health care.

Pembroke FP becomes College President

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. Judith Plante, a family physician from Pembroke, explains why she decided to become involved with the College and her plans for the year ahead.

Implicit Bias in Health Care

Reading time: 9 minutes By its nature, implicit bias is unconscious. This makes it hard to capture and confront. But when implicit bias plays out in the provision of health-care, it can have life-altering consequences.

Advertising Policy Approved

Reading time: 4 minutes Our new advertising policy aims to act as a one-stop resource for physicians, capturing all legal and professional obligations in one place.