Annual Report 2014 - Page 21

Protecting Ensuring the safety and protection of all Ontario patients W hen a concern is raised about a doctor’s behaviour, health or performance, we investigate to see if the doctor is putting the safety of patients, or the public’s confidence in doctors, at risk. If the concerns are confirmed, we have the powers to issue a caution, suspend or place conditions on the physician’s registration or remove a doctor from practice. Protecting patients from harm is one of the College’s most important duties. Annual Report 2014 19