Retire/Resign

The following information highlights retirement/resignation options and outlines how to proceed.

I wish to retire from practice completely.

OPTION 1

Remove my name from the College register and sever all ties.

OPTION 2

Maintain contact with the College by becoming a library member.

NEXT STEPS

I wish to semi-retire from practice. I will not have an office practice, but I would like to do surgical assists only.

NEXT STEPS

  • Submit your request to perform surgical assists only in writing to the deputy registrar. (If eligible, you will be required to sign undertakings limiting your practice.)

Physicians who do only surgical assists and have a signed undertaking to this effect are exempt from meeting the CPD/CME requirements. Physicians who wish to return to full, active practice, without limitations are required to meet currency and competency requirements as set out in the Bylaws and are subject to change.

I wish to semi-retire from practice. I will not have an office practice, but I would like to do locums throughout the year.

To perform locums, physicians are required to maintain full registration with the College by completing the licence renewal process (Annual Licence Renewal Form and fees).

Under the Health Professions Act, there is no specific class of registration that enables physicians to practise medicine periodically, for example, as a monthly locum. Physicians must maintain full registration to conduct locums.