Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 4 2017 - Page 40

FOR YOUR INFORMATION WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK Prescribing Drugs Policy – Preliminary Consultation The College is currently reviewing the Prescribing Drugs policy in accordance with our regular policy review cycle. This policy sets out the College’s expectations for all physicians who prescribe drugs or provide drug samples to patients. The policy also includes guidelines for preventing medication errors and appropriately prescribing narcotics and controlled substances, including opioids. 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. As part of the review, we are inviting feedback from the profession, the public and other stakeholders on the current policy. Please provide your feedback by February 2nd, 2018. www.cpso.on.ca Bring Your Skills to the College Looking for Clinical Supervisors The College, through its various What does being a supervisor involve? Committees or policies, may require a Each supervisory relationship has its own unique requirements. physician’s practice to be supervised for a Generally, supervision involves the following: variety of reasons. • Reviewing charts at a prescribed frequency Having available supervisors in each medical discipline ensures that physicians are able to meet their College requirements. If you are interested in becoming a Clinical Supervisor, you may refer to the CPSO website or the Guidelines of College-directed Supervision for more information or you may contact us at ClinicalSupervisorInquiries@cpso.on.ca. 40 DIALOGUE ISSUE 4, 2017 • Discussing with the supervised physician any concerns arising from the chart reviews and making recommendations for practice improvements and ongoing professional development • Submitting written reports to the CPSO at prescribed intervals or more frequently if there is a risk to patient safety • Facilitating the educational program set out in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) • Less often, directly observing patient encounters or interviews with colleagues and staff