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Policies & Guidance

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Practice Guide

This document lays out the medical profession’s values and the principles. It helps doctors determine specific duties and the reasons for those duties. It also provides principles and provides a basis for new policy development.

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CPSO policies outline specific guidance on issues and are grounded in the values, principles and duties of medical professionalism articulated in the Practice Guide. They also reflect relevant legal requirements found in legislation, regulation and by-laws.

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Statements & Positions

We developed a number of position statements on issues impacting medical regulation and the practice of medicine in Ontario.

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Professionalism & Practice Programs

The CPSO has partnered with medical schools across Ontario to develop modules on key professionalism topics. These modules include PowerPoint presentations, and case studies ground in real life issues and trends seen by the CPSO.

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We invite your comments on both new and revised policies. Your feedback helps us assess the policy and determine the issues we should consider throughout the review process, and informs policy development.