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Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.cpso.on.ca
Address
80 COLLEGE STREET
TORONTO
M5G2E2
Phone
(416) 967-2603
Fax
(416) 961-3330
Background
Medicine Act, S.O. 1991, C. 30, S. 5 (opens a new window)
Regulated Health Professions Act, S.O. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of Medicine in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Medicine Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.

Membership

Sixteen members are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between thirteen and fifteen members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Three members are selected, in accordance with a by-law made under section 24.(1), from among members who are members of a faculty of medicine of a university in Ontario. The council elects annually a president and a vice-president from among the members.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• Council: Four 2-day meetings per year. Prep: One day per meeting date. Education days up to four ½ days per year. • Public members are required to sit on either the Tribunal (Discipline Committee) or the Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee. o Tribunal/Fitness to Practice Committee: 15-50 hearing days per year, two days of business/education meetings. Prep: varies from 1-15 hours per hearing. o Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee: 60+ meetings per year (5-6 panel meetings per month) and 2 days of business/policy meetings. Prep: 4-8 days prep per panel & 1-3 hours of prep per business meeting. • Public members may also be asked to sit on the Registration Committee: o Registration committee: 10 1-day Member Specific Issue (MSI) meetings, two-three Business meetings Business and Policy meetings, 11 Teleconference Meetings. Prep: MSI & Business meetings 20-35 hours per meeting, 3-6 hours for teleconference meetings. • In addition, public members may choose to stand for election/express interest in serving on one of the following committees: o Executive: Eight 1-day meetings. Prep: 3-4 hours per meeting. o Governance: Nine half-day meetings. Prep: 1-3 hours per meeting. o Finance and Audit: Three 1-day meetings. Prep: 2 hours per meeting.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) LYDIA MILJAN
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2022
kingsville
2. Member (Part-Time) SHAHID CHAUDHRY
02-May-2020 - 01-May-2023
whitby
3. Member (Part-Time) NORMAND ALLAIRE
17-Nov-2022 - 16-Nov-2023
whitby
4. Member (Part-Time) JOAN FISK
20-Nov-2020 - 19-Nov-2023
cambridge
5. Member (Part-Time) PAUL MALETTE
08-Jan-2021 - 07-Jan-2024
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time) JOSE CORDEIRO
31-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
markham
7. Member (Part-Time) LINDA ROBBINS
14-Feb-2021 - 13-Feb-2024
ajax
8. Member (Part-Time) SHAHAB KHAN
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
oakville
9. Member (Part-Time) PETER PIELSTICKER
01-Jul-2022 - 30-Mar-2024
tehkummah
10. Member (Part-Time) MURTHY GHANDIKOTA
09-Apr-2021 - 08-Apr-2024
toronto
11. Member (Part-Time) SHANNON WEBER
13-Aug-2021 - 12-Aug-2024
waterloo
12. Member (Part-Time) JULIA GOYAL
16-Sep-2021 - 15-Sep-2024
waterloo
13. Member (Part-Time) ROB PAYNE
29-Oct-2021 - 28-Oct-2024
king city
14. Member (Part-Time) LUCY BECKER
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Dec-2024
toronto
15. Member (Part-Time) FRED SHERMAN
28-Jan-2022 - 27-Jan-2025
ottawa