Annual Report 2016 - Page 6

REGISTERING The College ensures that only qualified, competent and ethical physicians are licensed to practise medicine in this province. 1 Register the applicant; or 2 Refer the application to the Registration Committee for its consideration. The referral to the Registration Committee may be made for the following reasons: • Th  e applicant does not fulfill the registration requirements (examinations) set out in the Regulation; or 6 • The Registrar has doubts on reasonable grounds whether the applicant fulfills the non- exemptible requirements in the Regulation (requirements that pertain to conduct, charac- ter and competence). The Registration Committee, after considering an application, may make an Order directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration; to issue a certificate of registration with terms, conditions and limitations; or to refuse to issue a certificate of registration. An applicant, who is dissatisfied with the Registration Committee decision may appeal the decision to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) and may request a writ- ten review or an oral hearing. The College is unwavering in its commitment that our registration standard be maintained to ensure that Ontario patients receive quality care. COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO A s part of our review of a physician’s application to register with the Col- lege, we look at education, training and experience. We also ensure there are no concerns about behaviour, health or per- formance 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: