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Keeping Cool When Patients Get Hot

Reading time: 7 minutes Violent episodes are a big problem in healthcare settings. In a world where code whites are increasingly common, how do you crack the code to reduce or prevent incidents of aggressive or violent behaviour?

New Process Offers Effective Resolution

Reading time: 2 minutes When the College receives a complaint, we always review it carefully before deciding how to proceed. If the matter appears to be a low-risk concern, our new Alternative Dispute Resolution process may be the most suitable process.

Striving for Balance

Reading time: 4 minutes How much regulatory force is actually needed to achieve a desired effect? That is the question posed by a framework recently adopted by the College.

The Safe Administration of Medication is Critical

Reading time: 2 minutes Transmission of blood-borne pathogens can occur from unsafe and improper medication administration by injection and infusion. To ensure that physicians are using medications appropriately, Public Health Ontario has developed some FAQs about medication administration.

Appropriate Training Required to Assess Patients Who Want Sex Reassignment Surgery

Reading time: 2 minutes Physicians are reminded that they must have the appropriate training in WPATH standards of care in order to assess patients for sex reassignment surgery.

Legislation Defines Patient for Purposes of Sexual Abuse

Reading time: 8 minutes On May 1, 2018, a number of amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act were brought into force. Also, three sets of regulations were enacted. In particular, physicians should be aware of the definition of a patient as it pertains to sexual abuse allegations.