Annual Renewal Process — Deadline Extended

Reading time: < 1 minute In light of the pandemic, we have extended our deadline for renewing your certificate of registration to June 30th.

Council Election Postponed for Districts 5 and 10

Reading time: < 1 minute We have postponed our Council elections for Districts 5 and 10 until September. The elections had previously been scheduled for the Spring.

College to Launch New Enterprise System

Reading time: < 1 minute The College is making some exciting changes. The goal? To offer better, more seamless service to Ontario’s physicians.

Helping You Apply the College’s Continuity of Care Expectations

Reading time: 6 minutes Given the significance of our recently approved Continuity of Care policies, and our commitment to support you as you provide care to your patients, we’re following up with a feature dedicated to answering your questions about the policies.

Q&A: A Champion for Quality Care (audio clip)

Reading time: 6 minutes At the December meeting of Council, Dr. Brenda Copps, a Hamilton family physician, became the new President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. We find out more about Dr. Copps in a Q&A.

Discussions About Opioid Risks, Benefits Emphasized in Policy

Reading time: 3 minutes The Prescribing Drugs policy sets out the College’s expectations for physicians when prescribing drugs or providing drug samples to patients

Disclosing Harm

Reading time: 3 minutes The Disclosure of Harm policy articulates the College’s expectations of physicians for informing patients when harm — or potential harm — is sustained in the course of receiving health care.

Respecting Patient Autonomy

Reading time: 4 minutes The recently approved Boundary Violations policy articulates a new expectation and clarifies several others for the purpose of ensuring the dignity, privacy and autonomy of patients during examinations.

Navigating Dual Relationships

Reading time: 3 minutes Boundary violations can arise within what is often referred to as dual relationships, with physicians providing professional services to patients as well as sharing social and/or business interests.

Coming Back

Reading time: 5 minutes We talk to Council member Dr. Michael Franklyn about his journey of recovery after suffering a devastating stroke.

A Deeper Look into Our Complaints Data

Reading time: 7 minutes Over the next several issues of Dialogue, we take a closer look at our recent data to provide you with a window into the type of issues that come before the ICRC. We begin the series by profiling Clinical Communications.

Creating a Welcoming Space

Reading time: 5 minutes When it comes to patients identifying as sexual and gender minorities, what does a welcoming clinical environment look like? We provide some suggestions.