Vol. 15, Issue 2, 2019
In This Issue
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is the official publication of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The
objective of this magazine is to provide clear
policy direction and review pertinent legislative
and disciplinary information, consult with the
profession on issues of concern, and provide
a forum for discussion and exchange of
information and ideas. This publication does
not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
Dr. Nancy Whitmore
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA
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The College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Ontario is the licensing and regulatory
body governing the practice of medicine
in Ontario. The College is responsible
for setting and maintaining medical
standards, licensing physicians,
investigating complaints about physicians
on behalf of the public, and disciplining
doctors found to have committed act(s) of
Dr. Steve Bodley, past president of the CPSO, discusses legacy patients,
guidelines and the importance of patient buy-in.
13 Prescribing Drugs
The draft policy addresses those key areas of uncertainty which have
been articulated by our stakeholders during the preliminary consultation.
21 Minimize Your Risk of Receiving a Complaint
Dr. Akbar Panju, a Vice Chair of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports
Committee, provides some advice for reducing the likelihood of receiving
a complaint from a patient.
Dialogue is published 4 times a year.
The subscription rate is included in the annual
23 Red Tape Reduction Request
The College has asked the Ontario government for greater discretion
to focus our regulatory actions on the most serious patient safety
membership fee and is $36.00.
Publication Mail Agreement #40063319
24 Redesigned Policies Now Available
ouncil has approved its first batch of policies redesigned to enhance
their readability for physicians.