New Regulations in Ontario: Physicians, CPR and Family Insistence

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO, the provincial physician regulatory body) has issued an update of policy #4-15 (Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care) which contains new provisions relating to CPR. Among other issues, many physicians believe that they must now perform CPR where the patient or substitute decision maker insists —even if performing CPR is against the professional judgement of the physician.
This forum will hear expert summaries from CPSO, ethical, physician and legal perspectives; audience engagement will be encouraged.
Date: Wednesday October 28, 2015 (8.30 – 10.00 am)
Moderators: Niall D. Ferguson, Brian P. Kavanagh
Location: Osgoode East

The Views of the College Dr Carol Leet
A Bioethics Perspective Dr Robert Sibbald
Impact on Patients Dr Stephen Lapinsky
Impact on Physicians Dr Andrew Baker
Policy and the Law Ms Alexi Wood LLB
Policy and Professional Practice Mr Jaan Lilles LLB
Panel Discussion/Audience Questions



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Andrew Baker MD FRCPC
Professor of Anesthesia, University of Toronto;
Chief, Dept. Critical Care, St. Michael’s Hospital.
Brian P. Kavanagh MB FRCPC
Professor & Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto; Staff Physician, Critical Care Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children; Organizing Chair, CCCF
Niall D. Ferguson MD FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine University of Toronto; Director, Critical Care Medicine, University Health Network & Mt. Sinai Hospital;
Program Chair, CCCF
Stephen E. Lapinsky MB FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto;
Staff Intensivist and Chair, Hospital CPR Committee, Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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Carol Leet MD FRCPC
President, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; Pediatrician, Brampton, ON
Jaan Lilles MA LLM
Partner, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
Robert Sibbald MSc
Clinical Bioethicist, London Health Sciences Centre; Adjunct Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
Alexi Wood BA JD
Associate, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.