One important responsibility of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is to respond to concerns and to investigate complaints from members of the public about doctors licensed to practice medicine in Ontario. In all that we do, the College must act first and foremost in the best interest of the public.
The Complaints Process provides the answers to commonly asked questions about the complaints process, including a complaint form.
Sexual Abuse Complaints provides the answers to commonly asked questions specific to complaints of a sexual nature.
Funding for Therapy and Counselling provides information about the fund for therapy and counselling for patients who have been sexually abused by a physician, including details about eligibility for funding, and application forms.
Fiche d’information le processus de règlement des plaintes
Harry Erlichman, a public member of our Council, discuss the complaints and investigations aspect of the College; and Dr. Melinda Davie, a member of our Discipline Committee, discusses how the discipline process works once there is enough information to support an allegation of professional misconduct against a physician.