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Cannabis Resources for Family Physicians

illustration of a cannabis leafOn Oct. 17, 2018, the use of non-medical cannabis became legal in Canada. To support family physicians in managing patient care issues related to non-medical and medical cannabis use, we have compiled a list of resources. We will continue to update this list with educational offerings and clinical tools as more information becomes available.

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Health System Changes Need Family Doctors

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In her latest President's Message, Dr. Jennifer Young shares her thoughts on the anticipated health system changes and why it is essential that family physicians play a pivotal role in the development of any model of care that contemplates integration as a key principle.

Reporting required by March 1, 2019 for 2018 health data privacy breaches

image of lock over numeric code to symbolize data and protectionAccording to new rules within the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), physicians, along with various other healthcare providers, are now required to notify the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario about any health privacy breaches on an annual basis. Data breaches include health information that was stolen, lost, used without authority, and/or disclosed without authority.

To permit the recording and reporting of data breaches for the 2018 calendar year, physicians are legally required to submit a record of any data breaches to the Information Privacy Commissioner through the statistics submission website by Friday, March 1, 2019. If you experienced no health privacy breaches during 2018, no report is required. Please note that submissions by mail or fax will not be accepted.

For additional information, to register/create your account and submit your annual health information breach statistics, click here.

Family Docs: The Early Years

A four-part podcast series sharing insights on work-life balance, transitioning to practice, and more

In our fourth and final episode of The OCFP's Early Years in Practice Committee member, Dr. Jillie Retson speaks with Dr. Elaine Blau about the importance of leadership. Their conversation covers the skills and qualities of a good leader, the importance of self-awareness, the challenges of leadership, and other tips on how to lead. 

Listen to the previous episode and download the show notes here.

See the OCFP's Response to the CPSO's Continuity of Care Policy

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The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has concluded consultations on its draft umbrella Continuity of Care Policy, comprised of policies regarding availability and coverage, managing tests, transitions in care, and walk-in clinics.
To reflect the family physician perspective, and help shape our organizational response to the CPSO, we conducted our own consultation with members as well. Our thanks to all of you who shared your perspectives.

The OCFP’s response, submitted to the CPSO on Dec. 7, can be read here.

Visit the News and Features section to read about updates about OHIP+, changes to government policies and the CPSO's Guidelines for Emergency Medicine in Rural Practices.


The Ontario College of Family Physicians represents more than 13,500 family physicians across the province. We support our members by providing evidence-based education and professional development, promoting and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine, and advocating for the vital role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and families across Ontario.
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