FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Have Your Say
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario values your feedback.
We look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions for the
proposed content in the following draft policies:
Disclosure of Harm
The draft policy updates the expectations of physicians where a patient has experienced
harm or potential harm in the course of medical treatment. The draft policy has been
reframed to reflect current terminology in the area of patient safety and disclosure. It also
updates expectations about what to disclose, to whom to disclose, and who must disclose,
and clarifies the disclosure responsibilities for physicians providing team-based case,
postgraduate learners, and subsequent physicians.
The draft policy updates the College’s expectations for all physicians who prescribe drugs
or provide drug samples to patients. The policy also addresses expectations regarding
appropriate prescribing of narcotics and controlled substances, including opioids.
The draft policy generally maintains the principles and expectations of the current policy but
a few clarifications and additions have been made. We provide more guidance around the
presence of third parties at examinations and the draft policy sets out expectations related to
social and financial/business relationships between physicians and patients.
The deadline to provide feedback is August 2 nd , 2019.
The feedback received through these consultations will be reviewed and considered in light
of the College’s mandate to protect the public. We value your feedback and thank you for
participating in these policy reviews.
DIALOGUE ISSUE 2, 2019