Duties: As a Member of the Profession to the Public

Collaborating with Other Health Care Professionals

In addition to an individual physician’s responsibility to collaborate with other members of a health care team in providing care to individual patients, physicians as a group have a responsibility to collaborate with other health care professionals in order to serve Ontario patients.

This kind of collaborative interaction between physicians and others includes the exchange of information; developing collaborative guidelines; fostering positive relationships at the institutional level; sharing decision-making, where appropriate and in the patient’s best interest; and developing policies that ensure quality of care.

Relevant Policies, Publications and Resources

Complementary Medicine

Confidentiality of Personal Health Information

Delegation of Controlled Acts

Disruptive Physician Behaviour Initiative

Fostering Collaborative Relationships with Nurse Practioners

Mandatory Reporting

Physician Working Relations with Pharmacists

Prescribing Drugs

Test Results Management

The Practice Guide

Duties of Physicians to the Public

Participating in Self-Regulation




Advocating for a Safe Health Care System

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