MD Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2017 In This Issue D i a log u e , V ol . 1 3 , I ss u e 2 , 2 0 1 7 is the official publication of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The objective of this magazine is to provide clear policy direction and review pertinent legislative and disciplinary information, consult with the profession on issues of concern, and provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information and ideas. This publication does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. REGISTRAR Dr. Rocco Gerace Director, policy and communications Louise Verity senior EDITOR Jill Hefley managing EDITOR Elaine McNinch associate EDITOR Kathryn Clarke art director Ally Tripkovic PRINTED IN CANADA BY Mi5 Print & Digital WEBSITE: www.cpso.on.ca 80 College St., Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2E2 Tel: (416) 967-2600 Toll Free: (800) 268-7096 Fax: (416) 961-8035. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is the licensing and regulatory body governing the practice of medicine in Ontario. The College is responsible for setting and maintaining medical standards, licensing physicians, investigating complaints about physicians on behalf of the public, and disciplining doctors found to have committed act(s) of professional misconduct. 24 Features 11 Peer Assessment Evolves with New Tools New tools introduced as part of the College’s Peer Assessment Redesign have demystified the process by making the indicators of quality care and effective documentation much more apparent to physicians. focus on Opioids 21 Drug Safety Expert Urges a Re-evaluation of Opioids The medical profession must seriously re-evaluate the role and limi- Dialogue is published 4 times a year. The subscription rate is included in the annual membership fee and is $36.00. Publication Mail Agreement #40063319 ISSN 1715-8966 tations of opioids in the management of chronic non-cancer pain if Canada has any hope of emerging from this current crisis, Dr. David Juurlink, a medical toxicologist, told Council. 22 Opioid Strategy How can the College most effectively use its mandate to wage war on the opioid crisis? At its last meeting, Council committed to a wide-rang- ing strategy that puts patient and public safety at the forefront.