The standards and qualifications for the issuance of a certificate of registration authorizing independent practice, set out in Section 3 of Ontario Regulation 865/93, stipulate that the applicant must have:
- A degree in medicine.
- Successfully completed Part 1 and Part 2 of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination.
- Completed a clerkship at an accredited medical school in Canada; or one year of postgraduate medical education at an accredited medical school in Canada; or one year of active medical practice in Canada.
- Certification by examination by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC); and
In addition, Section 2.-(2)(b)(i) stipulates that the applicant must have Canadian citizenship or Permanent resident status before an independent practice certificate of registration can be issued.
This Policy provides an exemption from the requirement for Canadian Citizenship/Permanent Resident Status for physicians otherwise fully qualified for an Independent Practice Certificate of Registration.