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MD Vol. 14, Issue 1, 2018 In This Issue D I A LO G U E , V O L . 1 4 , I S S U E 1 , 2 0 1 8 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. INTERIM REGISTRAR Dan Faulkner 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. 23 Features 11 Closing a Medical Practice  Are you giving serious thought to permanently closing your medical practice? If so, we urge you to read the expectations of the College in its new draft policy, which is currently open for consultation. 19 CPSO Opioid Investigations: Update  The outcomes in its recent opioid investigations demonstrates that the Col- lege will choose a remedial approach in clinical investigations, where possible. 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 23 When a Public Health Emergency Hits  Council has approved a policy that articulates expectations of physicians in the event of a public health emergency. The policy is inserted at page 19.