Dialogue Magazine

Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018

Meet the New Registrar; Managing Low Risk Complaints; College’s Opioid Strategy; New Rules for Dispensed Opioids; When Every Second Counts

Oct 11, 2018

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Dialogue cover for Volume 14, Issue 3

Features

Meet the New Registrar

In a Q & A feature, Dr. Nancy Whitmore explains where she thinks the greatest gains in patient protection can be realized. She also discusses the importance of fostering a collaborative relationship with the profession.

Managing Low Risk Complaints

In 2017, the median length to provide a decision in a public complaint was 202 days. We think that is too long and does not serve the interests of either complainants or physicians. We discuss our plan for change.

College’s Opioid Strategy

Council has approved a new direction in its opioid strategy – one that puts the focus squarely on the promotion of quality improvement.

New Rules for Dispensed Opioids

As of Oct. 23, 2018, practitioners and pharmacists who dispense prescription opioids to patients will need to apply a warning sticker to the prescription drug package and provide a patient information handout to accompany the drug at the time of sale.

When Every Second Counts

CritiCall Ontario bridges the distance between emergent patients and care by providing hospitalbased physicians with a single number to call when they need assistance.