Virtual Care Expectations

Reading time: 4 minutes Virtual care plays an important role in the health care system, but a new policy approved by Council makes clear it’s not appropriate in many instances.

Professional Obligations when Engaging Online

Reading time: 4 minutes A new policy requires physicians apply the same standards of professionalism on social media as those that already apply to them in person.

Consultation Underway on End-of-Life Care Policy

Reading time: 3 minutes Council is inviting feedback on a draft policy that sets expectations and guidance for physicians on decision-making for the end of life. Let us know what you think.

Using Labs Wisely

Reading time: 4 minutes Choosing Wisely Canada is inviting hospitals across Canada to join a concerted effort to curb low-value testing so available lab resources can be put to better use.

Being a True Ally

Reading time: 14 minutes Allyship begins by examining the structures and hierarchies that govern medical culture and then working collectively to dismantle them — ultimately helping us all.

Building Capacity for Gender-Affirming Care

Reading time: 11 minutes Meet the health care professionals providing gender-affirming care to their patients, filling the gap while the broader system catches up.

CPSO’s Commitment to Learning, Unlearning

Reading time: 8 minutes EDI Lead Dr. Saroo Sharda discusses how CPSO has begun to look at its processes, policies and decisions through an anti-oppression lens.

Monkeypox Precautions

Reading time: 3 minutes Public Health Ontario provides infection prevention and control recommendations to health care workers treating patients who may be infected with the monkeypox virus.

Ensuring Records Accessible for Regulatory Processes

Reading time: 2 minutes A new provision to a CPSO policy clarifies physicians’ obligation to ensure their records are accessible to CPSO, when required, for regulatory purposes.

Blood Tube Conservation

Reading time: 4 minutes With the extraordinary strain COVID-19 imposed on laboratory medicine in Canada, medical labs are facing critical shortages in blood tubes, devices and lab staffing.

Dispensing Drugs: A Consultation

Reading time: < 1 minute CPSO is reviewing its expectations for physicians who dispense drugs in their practice. The aim is to ensure they meet the same standards as pharmacists when dispensing drugs.

Whitelist CPSO Emails

Reading time: < 1 minute It’s important you receive membership and regulatory updates. Please ensure that the organization or email platform you use does not block @cpso.on.ca emails.