Dialogue Magazine

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014

Telemedicine – Policy Consultation; “Think of Yourself as a Coach”; Taking a Closer Look at the Public Register; Delegating Controlled Acts

Jul 14, 2014

Full edition available here

Features

Telemedicine – Policy Consultation

We’ve just released our Telemedicine draft policy for consultation and we want to hear what you think about it. Is the draft reasonable? Are our expectations clear? Let us know.

“Think of Yourself as a Coach”

This was the advice given to more than 300 College assessors when they showed up at a brainstorming session to explore ways of ensuring that Ontario’s physicians derive maximum benefit from their assessments.

Taking a Closer Look at the Public Register

We explain how we are working with other health-care regulators in Ontario to re-evaluate the current balance of public reporting, member privacy on the public register.

Delegating Controlled Acts

The ability to delegate controlled acts is meant to improve patient access to necessary care while ensuring safety and accountability. The only justification for delegation is because it is in the patient’s best interests.

Reporting Requirements Reminder

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reminds physicians of two reporting requirements – the reporting of death as a result of a reportable infectious disease, and animal bites or animal contact that may result in rabies.