Our doctors maintain professional, respectful and compassionate relationships with their patients. This includes accompanying patients as they make difficult choices, understanding fully that the final decision is always the patient’s.
Our doctors simply ask that they be respected as professionals in return.
Please listen to our Executive Director Larry Worthen's piece for CBC's Information Morning on conscience rights and read the transcript.
Please help make voices for freedom of conscience be heard please take the surveys associated with the following consultations:
1. NEW Consultation from the Government of Canada: http://www.ep-ce.ca/ (closes November 1st)
2. From the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (closes October 30th): http://www.cpsa.ca/pad-survey/ You will want to read this document first on Informed Consent: Informed Consent
3. From the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (closes October 20th) : Council Consultations and Surveys
4. NEW From the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba: Draft Policy and Survey (closes November 15th)
In March, 2015, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario passed their policy on Professional Obligations and Human Rights. This policy requires Physicians to give effective referrals and in some cases to perform procedures that are contrary to their moral, ethical and religious beliefs. This policy directly contravenes the freedom of conscience of Physicians.
CMDS held a press conference March, 24th, 2015, announcing that CMDS has filed an application asking the court to declare that portions of the CPSO's March 6th, 2015 policy breaches sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. To watch the press release, please click the video below.
For more information on the CPSO Policy and the CPSS draft policy as well as the proposal to the CMA, please refer to our Conscience Protection Resources and visit the links below.
CMA Proposed Conscience Protection Procedures
CMDS News Release
CMDS Legal Application
Conscience Protection Fact Sheet
Extended Conscience Protection Information
CMDS FOCUS Magazine Article "Informed Consent" (April 2015)
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CPSO Policy on Professional Obligations and Human Rights
SASKATCHEWAN:More Information on the CPSS Draft PolicyContact CPSS Board MembersCMDS Cover Letter to CPSSSubmissions of the CMDS, CFCPS and CPL to the CPSS
Read our important talking points, conscience protection publications and resources here.
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