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Emeritus Status

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Emeritus status is a distinction granted to independent practice physicians who were members in good standing for 25 or more continuous years. You must be fully retired from practice and resigned from CPSO.

Emeritus status holders:

  • Are recorded as such in CPSO's public register.
  • Cannot write prescriptions or otherwise practise medicine.
  • Continue to receive CPSO publications.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons may grant Emeritus Status to a former member who applies for Emeritus Status and who,

  • Has resigned from membership in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario,
  • Held for at least twenty-five continuous years an Independent Practice certificate of registration or the equivalent licence issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario,
  • Is fully retired from the practice of medicine in Ontario and elsewhere,
  • Is not in default of payment of any fee to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario,
  • Is not in default of providing to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario any information required by any Act or regulation,
  • Has not been the subject of a finding of professional misconduct or incompetence entered in the register of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Is not currently the subject of proceedings for professional misconduct or incompetence.

We will advise you whether you are eligible for emeritus status when you resign your membership with the College. If you qualify, you will be contacted via the Member Portal message centre and sent an emeritus application to complete.