Courtesy Calls

Reading time: 2 minutes The College has made close to 500 courtesy calls to physicians about low risk, non-clinical matters since we began the practice in early 2019.

When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice

Reading time: 4 minutes What are a physician’s obligations when a patient leaves the hospital against medical advice? We present guidance from several resources.

Proposed Changes to Alternative Registration Pathways

Reading time: 3 minutes Council is proposing substantive revisions to an existing registration policy in order to bring increased clarity to applicants and the public.

2021 Election Dates

Reading time: < 1 minute We are moving our Council election from the Fall to the Spring. We provide some key dates for those physicians in Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9.

New Eligibility Criteria for Council Election

Reading time: 2 minutes Council has approved new election eligibility criteria. If you are considering running for Council election, please learn more about the new criteria.

Introducing CPSO’s New President, Vice-President

Reading time: 2 minutes Introducing Drs. Judith Plante and Janet van Vlymen, our new President and Vice-President, respectively, appointed at the December meeting of Council.

Two New Council Members

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick is the new academic representative from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Mr. Rob Payne is a new public member from King City.

Update on OntarioMD’s Notification System

Reading time: < 1 minute OntarioMD listened to physician feedback that its Health Report Manager tool was sending too many notifications about the availability of COVID-19 test results to physicians’ EMR inboxes.

Election Results

Reading time: 5 minutes A record number of physicians ran in this year’s Council election. Meet the new Council members elected in Districts 5 and 10.

Black Patients Matter

Reading time: 13 minutes How does anti-Black racism manifest itself in care delivery and outcomes? What can be done to address the problem in a meaningful way?

White Coat to Blue Gown

Reading time: 10 minutes Dr. Barbara Tatham used her terminal illness to teach medical learners how to connect with their patients. We also look at the work done by the global health organization that she helped found.

A Closer Look at College Complaints

Reading time: 4 minutes We continue our series on College complaint data by looking at how medical record-keeping can fall short. We also provide tips on how to avoid receiving complaints.