Governments make inroads into medical self-regulation

November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p784
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the government of Ontario's plan to appoint a supervisor to assume the duties of health profession regulating bodies. According to a bill to amend the Regulated Health Professions Act, a supervisor could be granted the right to exercise all the powers of a Council. Neala Barton, spokeswoman for Deb Matthews, said that the provision allowed to a supervisor is an accountability mechanism prompted by concern about patient safety.


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