Policing cosmetic surgery

May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1412
Academic Journal
The article reports on the regulations adopted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario on April 10, 2008. Under the new regulations, general practitioners are prohibited from declaring that they are cosmetic surgeons or advertising that they have such capabilities. Through the regulations, physicians are required to be clear and accurate about their credentials and training in their advertising and communications with patients. Physicians can only imply specialty or subspecialty titles if they are formally certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.


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