College says it has been asking Ontario government for help since 2019 to address doctor complaints

Global News

Ashleigh Stewart

The regulatory body for Ontario’s doctors says it has been asking for legislative changes since 2019 to address complaints, as the authority and province clash over the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

The accusation comes as pressure mounts on regulatory Colleges to properly investigate physicians sharing unproven medical information about vaccine side effects and issuing false medical exemptions, after the situation was brought to light in a Global News investigation.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott last week labelled the reports “extremely concerning” and publicly called on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) to crack down on its members, announcing she would be sending them a letter “urging them to do everything that is possible to put an end to this behaviour.”

But the CPSO argues the onus is on the provincial government to adjust legislation to allow them to properly deal with complaints. . . . continue reading

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