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  • When a Disciplinary Decision is Based on False Information

    The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) returned a matter to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICR) of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), directing the ICR to reconsider its decision and issue a further decision with written reasons. This came aft … Read more »

  • Considerations When Closing a Medical Practice

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) expects that all of its member physicians will notify patients of any impending closure of their practices in a timely way. This enables the patients to make plans for alternate care and to obtain their medical records from their current physician. The C … Read more »

  • Video Surveillance & Medical Care

    Can health care professionals use surveillance cameras to record the provision of health services to their patients for any reason or purpose? This question recently came before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario (IPC). The IPC had been alerted by a media outlet that sur … Read more »

  • Malpractice Lawsuits or a No-Fault Regime?

    Currently, malpractice lawsuits are the usual means to resolve allegations of medical errors or mistakes. This involves hiring a lawyer and commencing an action in court. The suit may name the doctors, the nurses and the hospital independently as defendants, or all of them. The defendants will all b … Read more »

  • Exercise Caution When Alleging Bias

    A physician began selling prenatal paternity tests to the public in 2001. The test was touted as being non-invasive, as it required only a sample of the mother’s blood and not tissue from the fetus itself. In December 2010, a magazine wrote an article about the test following eighteen months of rese … Read more »