Policies & Publications

Find out more about medical regulation in Ontario and the College’s role

Practice Guide CoverLearn 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.

policy imageLook 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. 


Publications

DialogueDialogue 
The official College
publication

Patient CompassPatient Compass
Our e-newsletter for the public 

Annual Report coverAnnual Report

Welcome CoverWelcome to the College
Information for new
members about the College
 

 


 

Policy Update

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.

Foreign Embassy Medical Forms requiring College seal

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.