Annual Report 2017 - Page 5

Registering The College ensures that only qualified, competent and ethical physicians are licensed to practise medicine in this province. As part of our 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. Dr. Paul Carr, McMaster Medical School When an individual applies to the College for registration, the Registrar has the following two options: 1. Register the applicant; or 2. R  efer the application to the Registration Committee for its consideration. The referral to the Registration Committee may be made for the following reaso ns: • The applicant does not fulfill the registration requirements (examinations) set out in the Regulation; or • The Registrar has doubts on reasonable grounds 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, or to refuse to issue a certificate of registration. Registration Committee Decisions Applications Approved 1,261 Applications Refused 19 Applications Deferred 41 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 written review or an oral hearing. CPSO ANNUAL REPORT 2017 // page 5