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Why did CPSA change its Physician Health Monitoring Program (PHMP)?

Posted June 26, 2024

Historically, CPSA operated PHMP primarily in-house. Starting in late 2023, CPSA began transitioning health assessments, fitness-to-practise assessments and biological monitoring functions to external service providers. The program is now called Health & Practice Conditions Monitoring (HPCM).

In addition to ensuring compliance with updates to legislation, these changes align with available and prevailing approaches to physician health programs in North America, and best practices in safety-sensitive industries.

Now diagnosis, treatment and whether a regulated member’s health condition adversely impacts their ability to practise will be objectively determined by independent, experienced and trusted service providers.

Moving these functions to providers independent of CPSA supports regulated members in feeling more comfortable self-reporting, and more inclined to seek support when they need it.

Privacy has always been an important part of our work, and this new process will further safeguard the confidentiality of a regulated member’s personal and health information.

Find out more about HPCM.