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MD Vol. 15, Issue 3, 2019 In This Issue D I A LO G U E , V O L . 1 5 , I S S U E 3 , 2 0 1 9 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. 20 REGISTRAR/CEO Dr. Nancy Whitmore DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA Fiona Hill-Hinrichs MANAGING EDITOR Elaine McNinch ART DIRECTOR Ally Tripkovic PRINTED IN CANADA BY Mi5 Print & Digital WEBSITE: www.cpso.on.ca 80 College St., Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2E2 Tel: (416) 967-2600 Toll Free: (800) 268-7096 Fax: (416) 961-8035. 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 professional misconduct. Features 9  Ensuring Continuity of Care  With your help, we have developed expectations that address continuity of care issues. These expectations better reflect the realities of practice, while retaining important requirements of the profession that further our goal of ensuring patient safety. 20  How Do You Measure Hope?  In the First Nations opioids epidemic, progress comes when addressing root causes and driving meaningful outcomes. 24 Wanted: Your Participation We invite you to contribute your knowledge, skills and expertise to keep medical regulation healthy and thriving. In fact, we currently have opportunities available on several committees. Dialogue is published 4 times a year. The subscription rate is included in the annual membership fee and is $36.00. Publication Mail Agreement #40063319 ISSN 1715-8966  nd if you are unsure about whether a particular committee is a good fit A for you, read what some current committee members have to say about what they enjoy about the committees that they sit on. 29 End of Life Care – Impact of Court Decision  significant Court decision clarifies physicians’ obligations with respect A to the writing of no-CPR orders and the provision of CPR. The policy redesign initiative provided an opportunity to reflect the court’s decision and update our policy addressing end of life care