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A Time to Talk

Reading time: 5 minutes Choosing Wisely Canada launched a campaign encouraging conversations between clinicians and seriously ill patients to avoid potentially harmful or overly aggressive tests and treatments.

Discipline Committee Changes

Reading time: 3 minutes At its March meeting, Council approved changes intended to modernize the discipline process by creating efficiencies and improving dispute resolution techniques.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment Policy Rescinded

Reading time: < 1 minute Council rescinded the Methadone policy, program standards and guidelines in line with CPSO’s commitment to modernizing its approach to regulation.

Rising to the Challenge

Reading time: 3 minutes In her inaugural letter to the profession, Dr. Judith Plante, a family physician from Pembroke, discuses the ongoing impact of the pandemic, including the shift to virtual care.

Marking the Anniversary of a Remarkable Year

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Whitmore observes the anniversary of the WHO declaring a global pandemic, and touches on our new quality program and the importance of balance between virtual and in-person care.

March 2021 Council at a Glance

Reading time: < 1 minute See our infographic for an overview of the conversations at March Council, which included discussion on goals for 2021 and enhancements to the Discipline Committee.

Privacy and the Virtual Care Visit

Reading time: 3 minutes The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario developed new guidance, making it clear privacy obligations apply to virtual care as it does to in-person care.

Safe Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines

Reading time: 5 minutes The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently published a bulletin sharing a number of leading practices that facilitate the safe administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Annual Renewal via the Member Portal

Reading time: 2 minutes For the first time, you will be completing your annual renewal online through CPSO’s new Member Portal. Read more about how this will save you time.

Consider Running for Council

Reading time: 2 minutes We moved our elections so they will now be held in the Spring. We urge physicians from Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 to consider running for a seat on Council.

Changes Approved to Pathways Policies

Reading time: 2 minutes Following a consultation, Council approved revisions to its registration policies to reflect streamlined process changes, and bring increased clarity to applicants and the public.

New Medical Advisor

Reading time: 2 minutes We are pleased to welcome Dr. Vivian Sapirman to the College as a Medical Advisor. The Toronto-based psychiatrist will work with CPSO’s Investigations and Resolutions team.