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One of the CPSO’s key duties as a medical regulator is to provide guidance to Ontario physicians on professionalism and issues relevant to the practice of medicine.

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We developed the Practice Guide and our policies to give guidance to the profession in providing quality health care to patients.

The Practice Guide forms the foundation for all College policies by outlining the values and principles of the profession. Policies outline specific expectations, and reflect relevant legal requirements found in legislation, regulation and by-laws.

Together, these documents serve as a benchmark against which individual physicians' conduct is evaluated.

Continuity of Care Policies

CPSO Council has approved four inter-related Continuity of Care policies. More information can be found on the Continuity of Care page.


Top 5 Recently Accessed Policies

  1. Medical Records Management
  2. Mandatory and Permissive Reporting
  3. Prescribing Drugs
  4. Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship
  5. Medical Records Documentation


  1. Accepting New Patients
  2. Advertising
  3. Availability and Coverage
  4. Blood Borne Viruses
  5. Boundary Violations
  6. Cannabis for Medical Purposes
  7. Closing a Medical Practice
  8. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  9. Consent to Treatment
  10. Delegation of Controlled Acts
  11. Disclosure of Harm
  12. Dispensing Drugs
  13. Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship
  14. Ensuring Competence: Changing Scope of Practice and/or Re-entering Practice
  15. Managing Tests
  16. Mandatory and Permissive Reporting
  17. Medical Assistance in Dying
  18. Medical Records Documentation
  19. Medical Records Management
  20. Physician Behaviour in the Professional Environment
  21. Physician Treatment of Self, Family Members, or Others Close to Them
  22. Physicians’ Relationships with Industry: Practice, Education and Research
  23. Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care
  24. Prescribing Drugs
  25. Professional Obligations and Human Rights
  26. Professional Responsibilities in Medical Education
  27. Protecting Personal Health Information
  28. Providing Physician Services During Job Actions
  29. Public Health Emergencies
  30. Telemedicine
  31. Third Party Medical Reports
  32. Transitions in Care
  33. Uninsured Services: Billing and Block Fees
  34. Walk-in Clinics