Election Results

Reading time: < 1 minute Elections were held earlier this year in Districts 5 and 10. The results saw the return of five incumbents and the addition of one new Council member.

Invisible Three Percent

Reading time: 8 minutes One family physician explains her patient-centred approach to making a difference in the lives of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Importance of Feeling Safe

Reading time: 8 minutes People with intellectual and developmental disabilities may feel unsafe in a clinical setting, but a little bit of patience and compassion can go a long way in creating trust.

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.

The Spread of Misinformation

Reading time: 16 minutes We discuss the extraordinary human and financial toll that health and science misinformation has taken across our communities and health-care systems.

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.

Nerve Blocks and Image Guidance

Reading time: < 1 minute After an extended consultation, Council approved a Standard for the use of image guidance that will support the safe and effective use of nerve blocks to treat adult chronic pain in OHPs.

Decision-Making for End-of Life-Care

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO policy update aligns with recent case law, requiring physicians consider patients’ wishes, values & beliefs, while using professional judgment when withholding resuscitative measures.

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Blood Borne Virus Policy Rescinded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.