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Parents seeking answer from Ontario medical watchdog after son bleeds to death from circumcision

TORONTO – A devastated couple is searching for answers after their 22-day-old baby died when a circumcision went wrong.

Ryan Heydari died in January 2013 after losing over one-third of his entire blood volume resulting from the procedure. 372 more words


Doctors object to ‘vague’ patient-first principle in medical regulator's draft bill of rights

In an apparent first for Canada, the country’s largest medical regulator has drafted a patients’ bill of rights, but some doctors are objecting to its “vague” assertion that patients’ needs always be made paramount. 659 more words


Transparency: How much information should you find online about a health care professional?

On March 11 at 1pm ET, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (@cpso_ca) returns to consult with the #hcsmca community to ask “

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The battle for Ontario doctors' freedom of conscience rights

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the ban on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in Canada is unconstitutional. This ruling paves the way for the legalization of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide throughout the entire country. 151 more words


Former doctor Nick Rathe accuses police of bias at his public mischief trial

Former medical doctor Charles Nicholas Rathe accused an OPP officer of bias Tuesday, claiming the cop did not do a thorough investigation into his 2007 fraud complaint. 310 more words


Ottawa environmental doctor disciplined for treating suicidal teen with vitamins

An Ottawa doctor who treated a suicidal teenager with vitamins can only work with patients who have other doctors taking care of them, Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons has ruled… 558 more words

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Mike Schouten: Doctors should be allowed to opt out of providing birth-control pills or abortions

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is asking for public input as part of its regular review of policy guidelines. At issue in this current review is the right of doctors to refuse to provide certain treatments based on religious or moral grounds. 701 more words

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