This is interesting, given that only a few weeks ago there was a bit of a kerfuffle over some doctors in Ottawa who were exercising their conscience rights and refusing to prescribe the Pill, both for medical and moral reasons.
The College’s Physicians and the Ontario Human Rights Code policy is currently being reviewed. This policy sets out physicians’ legal obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) and the College’s expectations that physicians will respect the fundamental rights of those who seek their medical services. It aims to assist the profession in understanding its existing legal and professional obligations, and provide physicians with guidance about how to comply with these obligations in everyday practice.
They are also looking for input, for people to e-mail them with their comments, or fill out a brief on-line survey. Given the importance of this issue, I think people should respond and protect our doctors.by