Dialogue Magazine

Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018

Closing a Medical Practice; CPSO Opioid Investigations: Update; When a Public Health Emergency Hits; Ensuring Competence with Scope of Practice Changes; Superior Court Affirms Effective Referral Requirement; Evaluation of Routes to Registration; A Unique Perspective on Pain and Treatment

Mar 26, 2018

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Features

Closing a Medical Practice

Are you giving serious thought to permanently closing your medical practice? If so, we urge you to read the expectations of the College in its new draft policy, which is currently open for consultation.

CPSO Opioid Investigations: Update

The outcomes in its recent opioid investigations demonstrates that the College will choose a remedial approach in clinical investigations, where possible.

When a Public Health Emergency Hits

Council has approved a policy that articulates expectations of physicians in the event of a public health emergency.

Ensuring Competence with Scope of Practice Changes

If you intend to re-enter practice after an absence or change your scope of practice, the College needs to be assured that you will practise safely. Please read the expectations in our recently approved policy.

Superior Court Affirms Effective Referral Requirement

In a unanimous decision, the Superior Court supported  patients' right to access health services and the College’s effective referral requirement.

Evaluation of Routes to Registration

A College study has found that physicians who are registered through alternative routes perform similarly to their peers registered through traditional routes of registration.

A Unique Perspective on Pain and Treatment

Dr. Jeff Ennis has suffered excruciating pain for all of his adult life. He brings his insight and empathy to bear in caring for others who share that same torment.