Identifying a health concern
What is a health concern?
A health concern is a physical, cognitive or mental health condition which can include:
- a condition affecting manual dexterity
- a condition affecting visual acuity
- cognitive impairment
- mental health diagnosis
- substance use disorder
- blood-borne pathogens
- any other health condition that might reasonably be expected to impact the practice of medicine
A medical practice can include clinical practice and direct patient contact, as well as research, teaching, administration and medical regulation. A health concern can begin to negatively impact your practice when it has the potential to cause harm to a patient or the public.
Reporting a health concern
Health concerns can be reported the following ways:
- by phone at 604-733-7758 extension 2630
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by confidential direct fax at 604-646-9110
When there is a health concern, the health monitoring department speaks with the affected registrant and their treating physician(s) to confirm the registrant’s fitness to practise.
The registrant may be asked to provide a letter from their treating physician(s), enter into health monitoring, or take time away while addressing their health issues.