Dialogue Volume 12 Issue 3 2016 - Page 24

Consultations We Want to Hear from You! We are inviting feedback on a proposed regulation amendment and a preliminary policy consultation. We welcome feedback from all stakeholders, including members of the medical profession, the public, health system organizations and other health professionals. Proposed Regulation Change: College Oversight of Fertility Services Preliminary Consultation: Physicians and Health Emergencies The College is proposing an amendment to sections of Ontario Regulation 114/94 which concerns the College’s Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program. The amendment will provide the College with authority to enter and inspect premises where fertility services are performed, regardless of whether anesthesia or sedation is used. The College is currently reviewing the Physicians and Health Emergencies policy, in accordance with our regular policy review cycle. The current policy was developed after the 2003 SARS epidemic and during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic to reaffirm the profession’s commitment to the public and colleagues in times of health emergencies. This proposed regulation amendment was prompted by a request from the provincial government that the College implement a quality and inspections framework for the delivery of fertility services across the province. The College believes that bringing facilities that offer fertility services, regardless of anesthesia or sedation, under the College’s Program is an important step in ensuring patient safety is protected. We are reviewing the policy to determine how the policy can be improved in order to ensure it reflects current practice issues, embodies the values and duties of medical professionalism, and is consistent with the College’s mandate to protect the public. Visit the dedicated consultation page at www.cpso. on.ca to view further information and provide your feedback. Deadline for feedback is November 25, 2016. Visit the dedicated consultation page at www.cpso. on.ca to view further information and provide your feedback. Deadline for feedback is November 25, 2016. Email: healthemergencies@cpso.on.ca Email: OHPIP_Fertility@cpso.on.ca The deadline for feedback is November 25, 2016. www.cpso.on.ca 24 Dialogue Issue 3, 2016