August 14, 2019   | Posted in: Announcements

Share your thoughts: Public survey on independent medical exams now open

The College is seeking public input to learn about experiences and expectations in relation to medical exams done by a non-treating physician (i.e. a physician who is not the individual’s regular family physician but who is providing an opinion on their health status). An independent medical exam is often requested by insurance companies, benefits providers, lawyers, or employers. The physician’s role is to provide a fair medical opinion to the third-party requesting the exam, not to treat the person or to advocate on their behalf.

Feedback gathered from this survey will be used to draft a revised practice standard for physicians, and to develop a new public resource to help communicate what patients can expect of the physician conducting the exam.

Members of the public can participate in the survey here.

This survey will close on September 4, 2019 at 4 p.m.