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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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Update: CPSO Continuity of Care Policies

Shaping our response through your feedback
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As noted in our August and September editions of eNews, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is accepting input until December 9, 2018, on its draft umbrella Continuity of Care Policy, comprised of policies regarding availability and coverage, managing tests, transitions in care, and walk-in clinics.
The OCFP recently closed its own consultation efforts on the draft CPSO policies, and we thank all of you who provided feedback. Given the anticipated impact of these policies on your day-to-day practice, it was an important opportunity to share your views. Your feedback will shape the OCFP’s organizational response to the CPSO from a family physician perspective.
Please be on the lookout for our official response in your next eNews. In the meantime, click here to read the OCFP’s high-level perspective.

Family Docs: The Early Years

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

In our third episode of Family Docs: The Early Years Podcast, OCFP Early Years in Practice Committee members, Dr. Suzie Lotimer and Dr. Jobin Varughese, speak with the OCFP Collaborative Mentoring Networks Clinical Lead, Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan about mentorship as a tool to improve and expand clinical practice.  

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

Family Physicians Deserve to be Valued

The OCFP is dedicated to supporting you so you can thrive in your profession, best care for your patients and play a leading role in shaping the future of Ontario’s healthcare system. Despite your commitment to family medicine and why you became a family physician, we know that these are trying times for the profession and challenging times may lie ahead. Yet, we know this is also a key moment to re-assert the value of the breadth and scope of your role in the health system. Without you, there is no system and you cannot be replaced. We know this and we will make sure others do too.

New Reporting Obligations for MAiD

Effective Nov. 1, 2018, the Government of Canada will implement new reporting requirements for physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists around medical assistance in dying (MAiD) requests. Under the new regulations any written requests for MAiD will require practitioners to report additional information - and include penalties for failing to provide this information. 
Full regulation changes and supporting documents are included on the OCFP's Medical Assistance in Dying Resource Page.

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As a family physician you understand that unnecessary tests and over-medicalization are obstacles to providing high-quality patient care. Learn how to put this knowledge into action at Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment, a Mainpro+ certified Continuing Professional Development program.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Feb 13, 2019 | Ottawa
  • 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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