Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 2 2018 - Page 2

MD Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2018 In This Issue D I A LO G U E , V O L . 1 4 , I S S U E 2 , 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. REGISTRAR Dr. Nancy Whitmore DEPUTY REGISTRAR Dan Faulkner DIRECTOR, POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS Louise Verity SENIOR EDITOR Jill Hefley MANAGING EDITOR Elaine McNinch ASSOCIATE EDITOR Tracey Sobers ART DIRECTOR Ally Tripkovic PRINTED IN CANADA BY Mi5 Print & Digital 23 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 11 Continuity of Care – Feedback Wanted  The College has several policies related to continuity of care now out for consultation and we want to know what you think. While continuity of care is a broad concept that could include a number of issues, we have prioritized four key areas: Availability and Coverage; Managing Tests; Transitions in Care; and Walk-in Clinics. 23 The Protecting Patients Act – New Changes in Force  On May 1, 2018, a number of amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act were brought into force. Also, three sets of regulations were enacted. In particular, physicians should be aware of the definition of a patient as it pertains to sexual abuse allegations. 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 29 New Reporting Requirements to Enhance Road Safety  The medical reporting requirements in the Highway Traffic Act have been strengthened to clarify which conditions health-care practitioners are required to report.