This is a difficult and challenging time for Ontarians. We know that in times like these, the public expects physicians to help provide support and clarity. As the regulatory college for physicians and surgeons in the province, we are continuing to work to protect the public and provide support and guidance to the profession as we navigate a health system under stress together.
That may mean relying on telephone, email or video consultations more than we have come to expect, while also ensuring patients receive the best possible care. Physicians are expected to use their judgement when deciding between in-person and virtual care, as well as take any patient concerns or limitations into consideration.
- We have assembled answers to some of the more frequent questions we’re hearing from patients and continue to update them as new questions arise.