Proposals Reduce Barriers for U.S. Trained Physicians

Reading time: 3 minutes Changes to registration policies seek to expand access and reduce existing barriers for U.S. physicians to practise independently in Ontario.

Proposed Changes to Registration Policy

Reading time: 2 minutes Changes remove barriers for physicians who received certification without examination and have not obtained the LMCC or completed the MCCQE Part 1.

New Emergency Circumstances Practice Registration Class Developed

Reading time: 2 minutes A new government regulation requires a regulatory mechanism for issuing licenses in instances where typical registration requirements can’t be met due to emergency circumstances.

By-law Modernization

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO is conducting a comprehensive review of its by-laws with the goal of improving clarity, simplifying language and achieving a more modernized set of by-laws.

Blood Borne Virus Policy Rescinded

Reading time: 3 minutes Council’s decision to rescind its Blood Borne Virus policy reflects new insights and advances in medical treatment that help seropositive physicians manage their health.

Time to Renew

Reading time: 2 minutes Beginning Monday, April 10, 2023, you can complete your Annual Renewal on the Member Portal. Please review and update your contact information and other details.

Registration Policy Lifts Certain Restrictions

Reading time: < 1 minute Council changes a policy that allows individuals a path to an independent certificate without completing the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada qualification.

New President, Vice-President

Reading time: 2 minutes At the December meeting of Council, Dr. Rob Gratton of London and Dr. Ian Preyra of Burlington became the new President and Vice-President of Council, respectively.

Council Welcomes New Public Member, Academic Representative

Reading time: 2 minutes Council is pleased to welcome Mr. Normand Allaire of Whitby, and Dr. Marie-Pierre Carpentier, the new academic appointment from University of Ottawa to its table.

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.

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.

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.