Policies & Publications
Find out more about medical regulation in Ontario and the College’s role
Learn about the guiding principles of the medical profession in Ontario
The Practice Guide articulates the values of the medical profession – compassion, service, altruism, and trustworthiness – which provide the foundation for the practice of medicine. The values, principles and duties outlined in the Practice Guide provide broad guidance to the profession with links to resources for detailed information.
Look at College policies and the policy development and review process
Policies provide specific guidance to physicians. The College develops policy to address issues that have broad application to either physicians or the public, to respond to an emerging or existing problem, and to fulfill our regulatory or public interest role.
Participate in the consultation process
Consultations on new or revised policies or issues under consideration are posted on our website so that members of the public and the profession can provide feedback.
Find out about College positions and initiatives
Positions and Initiatives includes our position statements on issues impacting self-regulation and the practice of medicine in Ontario, and link you to the latest information on College initiatives.
Review clinical practice guidelines and other information for physicians
Clinical Practice Guidelines are developed or facilitated by the College.
Review our legislative framework
Legislation and By-Laws set out the role of the College and its authority and powers.
Learn about the complaints process
One important responsibility of the College is to respond to concerns and to investigate complaints from members of the public about Ontario doctors.
Funding for therapy and counselling provides information for patients whom a physician has sexually abused.
The policy on Canadian Citizenship/Permanent Resident Status Exemption was renewed with no amendments and the existing practice of exempting applicants from the requirement of completing one year of Canadian practice experience if they otherwise meet all standards and qualifications was formalized in policy at the May 2014 Council Meeting.
The College offers a service for persons travelling abroad who have foreign embassy medical forms that have been completed by their Ontario physician, which require certification that the physician is currently registered with the College.