Introducing CPSO’s New President

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Rob Gratton, the College’s new President, participates in a wide-ranging Q & A, and discusses what led him to become involved in medical regulation.

Navigating Interactions with Industry

Reading time: 3 minutes Council released a draft policy for consultation, developed to help physicians navigate their interactions with industry and manage conflicts of interest.

Small Town Practices

Reading time: 8 minutes Physicians working in remote or rural practices know the many joys of the work can often feel indivisible from its challenges and its stresses.

Dispensing Drugs Policy Approved

Reading time: < 1 minute Following consultation, Council approved a policy that provides guidance to those physicians who dispense drugs in their practice.

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.

Fee By-law Changed to Support New Class of License

Reading time: 2 minutes A by-law change supporting the implementation of a new temporary class of license was approved. Reflecting its three-month term, the fee is 25 percent of the annual fee.

Progress Made in Reducing Low-Value Care

Reading time: 3 minutes A new progress report looking at trends over time finds clinicians, patients, researchers and policymakers are making progress in reducing the provision of low-value care.

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.

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.