A Dark History, a Persistent Fear

Reading time: 19 minutes Antisemitism is on the rise and of concern to the College. When any racism or religious prejudice makes itself felt in a health care setting, it takes a toll on doctors and those they care for.

CMPA Virtual Care Panel Discussion

Reading time: 6 minutes In deciding whether to provide virtual care to their patients, physicians should be guided by what is in the patient’s best interest and the safety of the medical care being provided.

New Temporary Class of Registration Proposed

Reading time: 4 minutes Council approved a regulation to create a new temporary class of registration designed to support mobility within Canada. The regulation is subject to government approval.

Unhoused

Reading time: 12 minutes For the thousands of Ontarians who are either suffering from absolute homelessness or are precariously housed, access to health care can be problematic.

Provide your Feedback on OHP Standards

Reading time: 3 minutes Council released for consultation a redesigned and revised set of draft standards for out of hospital premises (OHPs). The standards are part of a larger effort to re-evaluate the program.

Human Rights in the Provision of Health Services — Consultation

Reading time: 4 minutes A draft policy that sets expectations for physicians regarding the provision of health services in accordance with accessibility and human rights legislation is now out for consultation.

Medical Assistance in Dying — Consultation

Reading time: 3 minutes Physicians are being asked to participate in the Medical Assistance in Dying policy consultation — the first comprehensive review of the policy since its initial approval in 2016.

Specialist Recognition

Reading time: 2 minutes Council approved an updated Specialist Recognition policy that clarifies eligibility requirements, streamlines content, and is more concise and user-friendly.

Biliary Atresia Screening

Reading time: 4 minutes In November, Newborn Screening Ontario will begin providing parents with a tool to use at home to help them identify when something might be wrong with their baby.

Clearing the Air

Reading time: 4 minutes Choosing Wisely Canada launched a campaign reminding physicians that diagnosing asthma and COPDs starts with a spirometry and bronchodilator response test.

Deprescribing: A Clinical Challenge

Reading time: 4 minutes Knowing how to safely reduce inappropriate medications may be an increasingly essential skill for physicians — nearly one-half of older adults take five or more drugs.

Election Results

Reading time: 4 minutes Elections were held earlier this year in Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. The results saw the return of two incumbents and the addition of three new Council members.