Annual Report 2017 - Page 34

Working with Government Our Submissions Given the scope and nature of College work we are regularly called upon by government decision-makers to inform policy and program development and potential legislative changes. We work to contribute to the public discourse in areas that touch on medical regulation and matters of patient safety. We also respond to legislation that has implications for medical regulation and patient protection, develop and maintain productive relationships with government decision-makers and MPPs from all three parties, and are active participants in the legislative process. Submission on Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 In 2017, we saw the passage of three Bills that were particularly relevant to the College: Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017; Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2017; and Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017. November 20, 2017: Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government regarding Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017. Submission on Medical Assistance in Dying October 2, 2017: Submission to the Council of Canadian Academies: Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada. Submission on Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2016 March 17, 2017: Submission to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding Bill 87, an Act to amend the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). April 26, 2017: Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly regarding Bill 87, an Act to amend the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). CPSO ANNUAL REPORT 2017 // page 34