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Your feedback is valuable.

Ontario health regulators often seek feedback from the public, health professionals and others when developing policies, guidelines and other documents.

Your feedback helps us identify and assess the issues that concern the public. It helps us develop the policies and standards that guide the work of regulated health professionals and help colleges protect you.

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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Tell us what you think:

We want you to help us refine the newly retitled draft Conflicts of Interest and Industry Relationships policy before it’s finalized.

The draft policy retains the core expectations of the current Physicians’ Relationships with Industry: Practice, Education and Research policy and includes a new section related to conflicts of interest under the Medicine Act, 1991, General regulation. The draft policy has been condensed and streamlined with the aim to enhance its overall readability and utility for physicians.

The draft Conflicts of Interest and Industry Relationships: Advice to the Profession document has been updated to clarify and further explain the draft policy content.

 View the draft policy and Advice to the Profession document

 Complete our brief online survey

 Post your comments on our online discussion page

Have your say:

We want to hear your thoughts on the draft policy. For example, we’re interested to know:

  • Does the draft policy provide useful guidance to physicians?
  • Are the expectations set out in the draft policy clear and reasonable?
  • Are there issues not addressed in the draft policy that should be?

Or feel free to answer the additional questions we have in our online survey regarding the draft policy content (click here to download the PDF list of questions).

Please provide your feedback by February 13, 2023.

Next Steps:

Your feedback is important to us. Your comments will be carefully reviewed and used to help us evaluate the draft Conflicts of Interest and Industry Relationships policy. CPSO Council will ultimately determine what policy revisions will be made when finalizing and approving the policy.

Thank you for participating!

Link to consultation: https://policyconsult.cpso.on.ca/?page_id=14433

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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Tell us what you think:

We want you to help us update our current Practice Guide.

The Practice Guide is CPSO’s key resource on medical professionalism. It lays out the values at the core of the medical profession, outlines what the public can expect from physicians, and organizes CPSO policies within a principled framework.

Unlike policies, the Practice Guide does not set out specific expectations but instead provides broad guidance to the profession by articulating how physicians can enact the values, principles, and duties of professionalism in their practice.

  View the Practice Guide

  Complete our brief online survey

  Post your comments on our online discussion page

Have your say:

We want to hear your thoughts on the current Practice Guide. For example, we’re interested to know:

  • What are the values of the medical profession today?
  • Are the values, principles, and duties set out in the Practice Guide clear and relevant?
  • Are there issues not addressed in the current Practice Guide that should be?

Or feel free to answer the additional questions we have in our online survey regarding the current content in the Practice Guide (click here to download the PDF list of questions).

Please provide your feedback by February 13, 2023

Thank you for participating!

Link to consultation: https://policyconsult.cpso.on.ca/?page_id=14403

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The Citizen Advisory Group helps bring the patient voice and perspective to 22 health regulatory Colleges in Ontario. To find out more, visit their website at citizenadvisorygroup.org.

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