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  • Rick
    April 11, 2011 - 17:43

    A welcome move forward, but needs to go more to the resolution and revelation of criminal acts by physicians. Other provinces, such as Alberta, and possibly Sask., have already set up a website which allows patients to review any criminal findings or rulings against a physician. We need to move beyond baby steps sooner than later in this important patient safety arena.

  • concerned citizen
    April 11, 2011 - 16:44

    The CPSNL formerly the Newfoundland Medical Board is not a College and should stick to its intended function of assessing licensure. The NLMA is perfectly capable of policing its members and does not need the Government or the CPSNL interfering again . What will public members on a committee do for confidentiality not only for doctors but particularly for the patients who may be involved. Many will remember the unilateral intrusion of government into the Medical Act many years ago. Have they not learned to keep out. The profession has already got its own adequate safeguards and changes are not required because of the incompetence of Eastern Health.

  • John
    April 11, 2011 - 12:02

    I notice that there is no mention of implementation for allowing Physician Assistants. These professionals could speed up wait times at hospitals/doctors offices. They are used in many jurisdictions, including the Canadian Armed Forces and throughout the US. They are allowed to do certain medical proceedures as well as prescribe certain prescerptions and do certain medical proceedures. NL must introduce these people now or we will again be behind the 8-ball as some provinces have already started implementing and teaching people for this profession. This group would undoubtedly be an asset for the medical profession.

    April 11, 2011 - 11:59

    When an act is opened to be changed, anything in that same act can be changed without notice. Politics being what they are today I would suggest a close read of what has been changed.