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Aug 10, 2018

Report Recommends that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Change How it Investigates Complaints & Investigative Reports

By Robert Barbiero
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Health Law Matters, Lexis Nexis

On April 30, 2018, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care made public Streamlining the Physician Complaints Process in Ontario, a report written in 2016 by the Honourable Justice Stephen Goudge who retired from the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2014 (the “Report”). The Report makes a number of far-reaching recommendations on how to streamline the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“CPSO”)’s investigative and discipline processes. What follows is a summary of some of the major proposed changes to the CPSO’s investigative process.

This article was published in Lexis Nexis’s Health Law Matters