Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 3 2017 - Page 2

MD Vol. 13, Issue 3, 2017 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. In This Issue D I A LO G U E , V O L . 1 3 , I S S U E 3 , 2 0 1 7 33 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. Features FOCUS ON OPIOIDS 9 Opioid Investigations – Status Report  The College provides an update on the status of investigations related to potential concerns about inappropriate opioid prescribing. 27 Opioid Position Statement The College’s Opioid Position Statement outlines the role of the College and key elements of our opioid strategy, namely to Guide, Assess, Inves- tigate and Facilitate Education for Ontario’s doctors. It also highlights the complementary roles of health-system partners. 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 31 Patient Perspectives – “Anything to be Numb” Nathalie Hache’s road to recovery from opioid addiction began only when she began understanding her emotional pain.