Reading time: 2 minutes The Information and Privacy Commissioner has set out some steps to help health-care custodians keep the health information of their patients private and safe.
Reading time: 7 minutes We invite you to contribute your knowledge, skills and expertise to keep medical regulation healthy and thriving. In fact, we currently have opportunities available on several committees.
And if you are unsure about whether a particular committee is a good fit for you, read what some current committee members have to say about what they enjoy about the committees that they sit on.
Reading time: 7 minutes With your help, we have developed expectations that address continuity of care issues. These expectations better reflect the realities of practice, while retaining important requirements of the profession that further our goal of ensuring patient safety.
Reading time: 2 minutes Has your rostered patient sought care elsewhere? It can be frustrating, but don’t react in anger. Instead communicate with your patient to ensure that they understand the obligations within a rostered relationship.
Reading time: 3 minutes Restricting your patient to addressing one-issue per visit can pose a risk. It requires patients to triage their own health issues – something many patients are not capable of doing.
Reading time: 3 minutes Physicians are reminded that they can only perform procedures using certain types of anesthesia, including nerve blocks, in a non-hospital site if the premises has first been approved by the College.
Reading time: 2 minutes The unique knowledge and experiences of patients and families must be incorporated into how health-care policies, programs and decisions are designed and implemented, said Julie Drury, chair of the province’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.