Our firm has extensive experience working with physicians through the regulatory process at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“CPSO”) by assisting them with complaints, investigations and disciplinary proceedings. We also represent physicians in civil and criminal actions. We routinely assist physicians with matters involving hospitals, employment, the Ministry of Health and the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (“OHIP”).
Koziebrocki Law regularly works with physicians on the following issues:
- Responding to various inquiries at the CPSO, including defending physicians at discipline hearings and quality assurance inquiries (“QAC”);
- Representing physicians in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the CPSO’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) has been made);
- Navigating standard of practice issues, OHIP billing and insurance issues, record keeping, privacy breaches and public health inquiries;
- Assisting physicians in registration issues and licence applications at the CPSO, including working with foreign trained physicians;
- Assisting medical residents with academic issues;
- Assisting physicians with return of service agreements;
- Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the CPSO;
- Representing physicians in hospital processes and hearings; and
- Advising physicians on employment, business and contract issues related to their staff or other physicians.
Overview of the CPSO Registration Process
Responding to Complaints at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: What Physicians Need to Know
What Physicians Need to Know about Reviewing CPSO Decisions at the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB)
Return of Service (ROS) Agreements for International Medical Graduates in Ontario
A Primer on Appeals from CPSO Decisions
Who “Owns” Patients, Patient Charts, and the Right to Continue Providing Treatment to Patients?
Interim Orders against Physicians at the CPSO
Responding to Section 75 Investigations at the CPSO