Pathway to Restricted Licensure for Physicians on an Academic Licence
Physicians practising under an Academic licence may be eligible for a Restricted licence at the Registrar’s discretion. Holders of an Academic Licence must meet deliverables of academic activities as set out in the policy for Academic Licensure1. Academic Licensure requires ongoing sponsorship of the Dean.
A Restricted licence is a long-term, annually renewable licence which does not require ongoing sponsorship by the Dean.
Physicians issued a Restricted licence under this policy will be restricted to the scope of practice in which they have been practising for the past three years.
Physicians issued a Restricted licence under this policy may be eligible for a Full licence. Refer to the College policy for Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Practice: Criteria and Outcomes2 and Framework for the Conduct of a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Practice (CCAP)3 for more information.
This policy outlines the pathway to long-term Restricted licensure for physicians holding an Academic licence.
This policy applies to physicians holding an Academic licence.
Physicians on an Academic licence for more than five years may request a review at the Registrar’s discretion to be considered for a Restricted licence.
To be considered for a Restricted licence, the physician must contact the Registration Department with this request. The College will request a letter of support from the Dean.
In exercising this discretion, the Registrar will consider all relevant information available related to character, capacity or competence that may limit the safe and ethical practise of medicine.
If the review is satisfactory and all other licensing requirements are met, the physician will be issued a Restricted licence, restricted to the scope of practice in which they have been practising for the past three years leading up to the licence change.
All physicians are expected to practise within the scope of practice for which they have the training, knowledge, skills and recent experience. If a physician wishes to change their scope of practice, they must contact the College’s Registration Department prior to making any changes to their scope of practice.
- Academic Licensure
- Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Practice: Criteria and Outcomes
- Framework for the Conduct of a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Practice (CCAP)
|Section 5 and 55-63 of the Medical Practitioners Regulations
|Registration Policy Committee & Council
|October 3, 2023 & October 13, 2023