Annual Report 2015 - Page 6

registering A s part of our registration review, we look at an applicant’s education, training and experience. We also ensure there are no concerns about behaviour, health or performance that could prevent the physician from safely caring for the public. When an individual applies to the College for registration, the Registrar has the following two options: whether the applicant fulfills the non-exemptible requirements in the Regulation (requirements that pertain to conduct, character and competence). The Registration Committee, after considering an application, may make an Order directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration prescribed in the regulation, to issue a certificate of registration with terms, conditions and limitations, 1. Register the applicant; or or to refuse to issue a certificate of 2. R  efer the application to the registration. Registration Committee for An applicant, who is dissatisfied We continue to its consideration. with the Registration Committee evaluate existing decision may appeal the decision to registration The referral to the Registration the Health Professions Appeal and pathways and Committee may be made for the Review Board (HPARB) and may following reasons: request a written review or an oral policies. hearing. • Th  e applicant does not fulfill The College is committed to the registration requirements reducing barriers to registration (examinations) set out in the Regulation; or for qualified individuals and has facilitated the • Th  e Registrar has doubts on reasonable grounds development of registration policies that are fair and objective. At the same time, we continue to evaluate existing registration pathways and policies to determine if there are potential performance differences between physicians who were granted registration under alternative pathways and those who registered with Canadian training. The purpose of the study is to ensure that all doctors are performing competently regardless of where training was obtained. “ ” 6 COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO