Policy – Disclosure of Information in Certificates of Professional Conduct
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan deals with complaints received about physicians in three different ways:
1. Where the complaint includes allegations which, if true, discloses
evidence of lack of competence or unprofessional conduct by a physician,
the matter is referred to a formal investigation to determine whether
the physician may lack the skills and knowledge to practice (a
competency committee) or to investigate whether the physician may be
guilty of unbecoming, improper, unprofessional or discreditable conduct
(a preliminary inquiry committee).
2. Where the complaint includes allegations which, if true, may
indicate that the physician has provided substandard care or has engaged
in substandard behaviour (rudeness of a less substantial nature, for
example) the complaint is dealt with by the Complaints Resolution and
Advisory Committee. The goal of this committee is to determine whether
the physician provided substandard care or engaged in behaviour that was
not appropriate and to provide advice to the physician if that is established. The committee has no power to order sanctions or to require
the physician to take any specific action. Its powers are recommendatory only.
3. Occasionally, as a result of agreement involving the complainant,
the physician, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons a mediated
agreement will result in resolution of the complaint with the consent of
all three parties. Certificates of Status prepared by the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan:
provide the physician’s credentials that are
relevant to the grant of the licence as recorded with the College of
Physicians and Surgeons.
provide the dates for which licences were granted to the physician, and the types of licences that were granted.
disclose all formal investigations of lack of
competence or unprofessional conduct, whatever the outcome of the
be provided about investigations that are currently underway and investigations that concluded no further action was warranted.
disclose all formal charges of unprofessional
conduct against the physician. Information about charges withdrawn or
dismissed at a hearing will
disclose information about any sanctions imposed against the physician as a consequence of a finding of unprofessional conduct.
disclose information about any findings of lack of competence, and any remedies imposed as a result of such a finding.
disclose any restrictions upon the physician’s practice imposed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
8. Will not
disclose information about complaints
where the Executive Committee, after review, has concluded that there
are not reasonable grounds to believe
that a physician may lack skill
and knowledge, or that there are not reasonable grounds to believe that a
physician may be guilty of unprofessional
conduct unless the Registrar
determines that such information should be released under paragraph 11
9. Will not
disclose information about complaints
dealt with by the Complaints Resolution Advisory Committee. The
committee is viewed as a quality
assurance committee and the results of
its investigation are protected by section 60(2) of The Medical Profession Act, 1981
, in the discretion of the Registrar, include the outcome of a complaint that has been successfully mediated.
, in the discretion of the Registrar, include additional information that may be relevant to the licensure of a physician.
PRIOR TO SUBMITTING THIS FORM:
Please be aware that the period of validity for a Certificate of Professional Conduct varies at the discretion of the jurisdiction or organization to which it is submitted. To avoid extra costs, PLEASE VERIFY with your chosen recipient that the expected DATE OF ISSUE of the certificate will coincide within their established period of validity from the date of issue. For example: Alberta - 90 days, British Columbia - 60 days, and Nova Scotia - 45 days (please verify)
Allow 10 to 15 business days for your certificate to be issued
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