Annual Report 2015 - Page 27

Protecting and eMpowering The Transparency Initiative: Empowering Patients with Information We believe that providing access to additional physician-specific information helps patients make informed choices about their health care. It also enhances our accountability to the public by better informing the evaluation of professional regulation. In regard to our Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) process, we used the risk posed to patients as the main measure to decide which outcomes should be public and which should not be public. Please see the decision tree used for consideration of clinical cases as an example (next page). The following categories of information were posted on the public register in 2015. •C  riminal charges – where known to the College, the register contains notations about all Criminal Code and Health Insurance Act charges. Information includes the fact and content of the charge; and the place and date of the charge, if known. This information is removed when the charge