June 2022 Council at a Glance

Reading time: < 1 minute We present the highlights from Council’s recent discussion at its June meeting, including the Report from the Registrar and policy updates.

Ensuring Records Accessible for Regulatory Processes

Reading time: 2 minutes A new provision to a CPSO policy clarifies physicians’ obligation to ensure their records are accessible to CPSO, when required, for regulatory purposes.

Blood Tube Conservation

Reading time: 4 minutes With the extraordinary strain COVID-19 imposed on laboratory medicine in Canada, medical labs are facing critical shortages in blood tubes, devices and lab staffing.

Dispensing Drugs: A Consultation

Reading time: < 1 minute CPSO is reviewing its expectations for physicians who dispense drugs in their practice. The aim is to ensure they meet the same standards as pharmacists when dispensing drugs.

Whitelist CPSO Emails

Reading time: < 1 minute It’s important you receive membership and regulatory updates. Please ensure that the organization or email platform you use does not block @cpso.on.ca emails.

Email Communication can Pose Risks

Reading time: 3 minutes One of the major risks of using modern technology to communicate personal health information is that it could be inadvertently disclosed to someone who should not have it.

Digital Initiatives

Reading time: 3 minutes OntarioMD has undertaken several digital health initiatives to make it easier for physicians to manage their practice and provide effective patient care during the pandemic.

By-Law Revisions

Reading time: 3 minutes Amendments to the General By-Law, which add and amend certain information displayed on CPSO’s Public Register, were approved by Council.

CPSO Welcomes New Public Member

Reading time: < 1 minute The College is pleased to welcome Mr. Shahab Khan of Oakville to the Council table as a new public member.

Ask the Patient, Not the Parent

Reading time: < 1 minute The habit of directing all questions to a disabled child’s parents instead of the patient is real and pervasive, says a reader who spent his career caring for children with disabilities.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 4: Dr. Alex Abramovich, PhD

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Alex Abramovich, a scientist and researcher, talks about 2SLGBTQ+ health and youth homelessness; creating an inclusive and affirming health care setting; and the mental health effects of the pandemic on an already marginalized population.