Dialogue Volume 12 Issue 3 2016 - Page 6

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT The best path forward is working with government and other partners to build on and improve the existing legislative and regulatory system tions for and appropriate technique for conducting breast and pelvic examinations. We simply do not believe that the creation of a new agency will result in a better experience for patients or in better outcomes for the public. Instead, we believe that the best path forward is working with government and other partners to build on and improve the existing legislative and regulatory system to ensure patients are protected from sexual abuse by physicians. There are several task force recommendations where the College’s position is to “support in principle”. In these instances, the objective of the We welcome your feedback on any issue raised in Dialogue. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and clarity. task force’s recommendation is consistent with the College’s objectives regarding the issue of sexual abuse, but the College doesn’t believe the mechanism proposed by the Task Force is the best way to achieve the objective. We will continue to review the Minister’s Task Force report carefully and we will work with government and our partners to build on and improve the existing legislative and regulatory system to ensure patient protection. Please send letters to: Elaine McNinch, Managing Editor Mailing address: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario 80 College St, Toronto, ON, M5G 2E2 Fax: (416) 961-8035 Email: editor@cpso.on.ca 6 Dialogue Issue 3, 2016