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Protecting and eMpowering ICRC Decisions Breakdown in 2015 Public Complaints Registrar’s Investigations No Action 1365 No Action 50 Advice 542 *Remedial Agreements 59 Advice 21 *Caution in Writing 51 *Remedial Agreements 5 SCERP 56 *Caution in Writing 7 Caution in Person 76 SCERP 33 Undertaking 13 Caution in Person 15 Referred to Discipline Committee 81 **Total 2243 Undertaking 51 Referred to Discipline Committee 32 **Total 214 Incapacity Inquiries No Action 18 Undertaking 47 Referred to Incapacity Inquiry 0 Referred to Fitness to Practice 2 **Total 67 *Remedial agreements came into effect on June 1, 2015. The Caution in Writing decision was discontinued on June 1, 2015. **The ICRC may order multiple outcomes in a particular case, i.e., advice and an undertaking. Here, we report only the strongest action against the doctor, i.e., the undertaking. Remedial Agreements Under the new transparency initiative (which is described on page 27), the ICRC proposes Remedial Agreements in low risk cases where minor education needs are identified, and where the Committee would like confirmation (follow-up) that those needs have been addressed by the physician. Remedial Agreements began being proposed on June 1, 2015. Incapacity Inquiries Following the completion of an incapacity inquiry, the ICRC has the power to refer the matter of the member’s capacity to the Fitness to Practise Committee, if appropriate and if the matter has not been addressed through an undertaking with the College or a monitoring agreement with the Physician Health Program. If a matter has been referred to the Fitness to Practise Committee and the ICRC is of the opinion that the member’s condition exposes or is likely to expose patients to harm or injury, it may also direct the Registrar to impose terms and conditions upon or suspend a member’s certificate of registration. In 2015, the ICRC referred two physicians to the Fitness to Practise Committee for incapacity concerns. Annual Report 2015 23