Media Advisory - CPSO Cosmetic Surgery Regulation Update

    TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - The governing Council of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is meeting in Toronto on Monday, November
19 to report on the steps taken to-date and make decisions to ensure adequate
oversight of high-risk cosmetic surgery and procedures.
    The cosmetic surgery initiative under discussion will be the first item
on Council's agenda beginning at 10:00 a.m and the meeting is open to the

    Four objectives were approved by the College's Council in April 2007 to
ensure the safety of the Ontario public in relation to the provision of
cosmetic surgery and procedures, in a graduated response:

    1.  To assess physicians performing high-risk cosmetic surgical
        procedures where there is no evidence of adequate training.

    2.  To review the College's Change in Scope of Practice policy to
        determine the best way to ensure compliance.

    3.  To evaluate and propose different approaches that could be used to
        oversee out-of-hospital facilities/clinics.

    4.  To develop a public information initiative to inform the public about
        cosmetic procedures, including their risks.

    WHEN:  November 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
           80 College Street

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Kathryn Clarke, (416) 967-2600
ext. 378,; Jill Hefley, (416) 967-2600 ext. 445,

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