Current Policy Consultations: We want to hear from you!
Medical Records and Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries
The College regularly conducts public consultations to obtain feedback from the public and physicians on new and revised policies, as well as existing policies that are under review. The feedback we receive helps us to assess policies and determine the issues we should consider throughout the review process.
We currently have several consultations underway, including:
Our Medical Records policy explains how medical records must be kept and outlines general requirements physicians must follow regarding the collection, use, security, storage, and disclosure of patients’ personal health information for both paper and electronic records. The policy also sets out requirements regarding retention, access and transfer of records, along with the specific information that must be included in records and how it must be documented.
Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries and Preventing Sexual Abuse
This policy helps physicians understand and comply with the legislative provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) regarding sexual abuse. It sets out the College’s expectations of physicians to maintain appropriate boundaries and not become sexually involved with patients, former patients in certain circumstances, and persons closely associated with patients.
We hope you will take a moment to review each consultation page and share your comments. You can keep up with all current consultations, submit your comments and review all the feedback received by visiting our consultations page.
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