Legal matters

Pursuant to section 7-2 (1) of the College Bylaws, registrants are legally bound not to make statements that are false, inaccurate, misleading or reasonably capable of being misinterpreted.

It is expected that registrants will be honest in their applications to the College, health authorities or other governing bodies and will provide true, accurate and complete information regarding their experience, qualifications and background, which may have the potential to affect their medical practice. 

The CMA Code of Ethics states that physicians have a duty to “recognize that the self-regulation of the profession is a privilege and that each physician has a continuing responsibility to merit this privilege and to support its institutions.” Registrants are reminded of their legal, professional and ethical duty to the College and the profession as a whole.