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About Us

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) regulates the practice of medicine in Ontario. Physicians are required to be members to practise medicine in Ontario. The role of CPSO and its authority and powers are set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), the Health Professions Procedural Code under the RHPA and the Medicine Act.

What we do:

  • Registration — Physicians are required to be members of the College to practise medicine in Ontario. The College’s Registration Department handles all inquiries regarding the registration process.  
  • Quality — CPSO has a legislated mandate to ensure quality care is provided by physicians. Our QI Program is a proactive needs-based approach, which will contribute to improved quality of care, patient safety and will result in significant benefits to patients, providers and ultimately the healthcare system itself.
  • Investigations & Discipline — A central responsibility of CPSO is to respond to concerns and investigate complaints from members of the public about doctors in Ontario. If necessary, cases are referred to the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal.
  • Guiding Professional Conduct — Develop policies to provide guidance to physicians about legislative/regulatory requirements and the expectations of the medical profession.