Patient Compass

July 2016

Jul 26, 2016

Update on Medical Assistance in Dying

As a result of the June passage of the federal government’s legislation on medical assistance in dying, the College has updated its own policy to reflect the final language in the federal law.

Updated College Policy: Physician Behaviour in the Professional Environment

After reviewing all the consultation feedback, our policy has now been updated and is posted on our website.

New Video Answers Questions About Sexual Abuse Investigations

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide effective support to individuals making a sexual abuse complaint about a physician, the College has produced a video that answers some common questions about our process for investigating doctors in these cases.

New Public Consultation on Continuity of Care

The College is in the early stages of developing a new policy on continuity of care and we want to hear from you.

Call for Nominations: The CPSO Council Award

The College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Council Award. The Council Award honours outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence and embody society’s vision of an “ideal physician”.

Happy 150th Birthday, CPSO!

We’re very excited that 2016 marks the College’s 150th birthday. To celebrate our birthday, we created a special section of our website about the College’s history.

Your Health Confidentiality Matters

Your personal health information is just that — it’s personal and by law belongs to you. It shouldn’t be known by anyone who is not involved in your care. When dealing with your physician, you can trust that he or she will treat the information, and you, with great care and respect.

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