Protection of Conscience Project
Protection of Conscience Project
Service, not Servitude

Service, not Servitude

Submission to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Re: Physicians and the Ontario Human Rights Code

Appendix "A"

Creeping Authoritarianism

General Medical Council (United Kingdom)
Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice

2008 Edition132
2013 Edition133

 21. . . . you must tell patients of their right to see another doctor with whom they can discuss their situation and ensure that they have sufficient information to exercise that right. . .

 12b. Tell the patient they have a right to discuss their condition and the options for treatment (including the option that you object to) with another practitioner who does not hold the same objection as you and can advise them about the treatment or procedure you object to.

12c. Make sure that the patient has enough information to arrange to see another doctor who does not hold the same objection as you.

22. . . . if the patient cannot readily make their own arrangments to see another doctor you must ensure that arrangements are made, without delay, for another doctor to take over their care. You must not obstruct patients from accessing services or leave them with nowhere to turn. . .

13. If it's not practical for a patient to arrange to see another doctor, you must make sure that arrangements are made- without delay - for another suitably qualified colleague to advise, treat or refer the patient. You must bear in mind the patient’s vulnerability and act promptly to make sure they are not denied appropriate treatment or services. . .