What do Disability Biases Look Like in Practice?

Reading time: 13 minutes Doctors can provide exemplary care, but also aren’t immune from biases. How do biases play out when it comes to patient experiences and care?

Modernizing OHPIP

Reading time: 3 minutes Our Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program is being aligned with Right-Touch Regulation and modernized to ensure the public interest is being effectively served.

Image Guidance and Nerve Blocks

Reading time: 4 minutes CPSO developed a draft Standard to clearly articulate its expectations regarding the administration of nerve blocks and the use of image guidance. Tell us what you think.

Supporting Physicians in Extraordinary Times

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. Janet Van Vlymen’s skills as a collaborator and consensus builder will serve the College well. Read more about this impressive Kingston anesthesiologist in a Q & A.

Examining the Root Causes of Ableism

Reading time: 7 minutes Assumptions are often made about people with disabilities. These include thinking that disabilities are a deviation from the norm, and people with disabilities want to be “fixed.”

Treating RTIs in the era of COVID-19

Reading time: 5 minutes This is not the time to throw caution to the wind regarding antibiotic use, says experts. As we move into respiratory tract infection season, we must be judicious with their use.

Registration Policy Approved

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO’s new registration policy accepts the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada as a replacement for the MCCQE2 for the issuance of an independent practice certificate.

Introducing CPSO’s 2022 President, Vice-President

Reading time: 3 minutes We are pleased to introduce you to our new President, Dr. Janet van Vlymen, an anesthesiologist from Kingston, and our new Vice-President, Dr. Rob Gratton, an obstetrician-gynecologist from London.

By-law Changes

Reading time: 2 minutes We are circulating an amended by-law to reflect the reduced annual fee for parental leave and Council approved amendments that allow the College’s continued functioning during an emergency.

Public Member Appointment

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO is pleased to welcome new public member Ms. Julia Goyal to Council. She is an Affiliate at the Global Labour Research Center and a member of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation.

A Plan to Move Forward

Reading time: 4 minutes To help organizations develop policies that meet the needs of patients and health-care professionals, a team of researchers put forward recommendations to respond to biased patients.

Virtual Care

Reading time: 3 minutes As patients and physicians try to find new footing in a post-pandemic world, a new draft policy specifically providing guidance on virtual care is ready for consultation.