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  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education

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December 12, 2019

CPSO Consult – have your say about IMEs (Third Party Insurer Medical Examinations) and how your experience shapes your opinion about the insurer doctors who work in the Ontario auto insurance system. 

The College is currently reviewing its Third Party Reports and Medical Expert: Reports and Testimony policies. These policies set out expectations for physicians who: complete or prepare third party reports, conduct independent medical examinations, and provide medical expert reports and testimony. The reports, examinations and testimony are for purposes other than the provision of health care (e.g. for insurance benefits, or in respect of workplace issues, attendance in educational programs, legal proceedings, or other third party process). We are inviting feedback at this preliminary stage to help inform our review of the policies.

 View the current Third Party Reports policy.

 View the current Medical Expert: Reports and Testimony policy.

Complete our brief online survey.

 Post your comments on our consultation discussion page and/or read the feedback.

submit your comments by February 9, 2020

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Standard form motor vehicle insurance policy must have same meaning for all claimants

Applicant was resident of Ontario living in British Columbia. While passenger on all-terrain vehicle owned and driven by B.C. resident on public trail, applicant fell off and suffered severe brain injury. Applicant, who was named insured under Ontario automobile policy, was denied coverage for statutory accident benefits (SABs) in Ontario. 
 
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We Have Lost the Self-Regulation Argument: With or Without Us, the Public Is Moving On

It is still not well understood that the vast majority of SRLs are still looking for and extremely desirous of legal help. In my 2013 study, this figure was 86%. Similar results are reported by studies in the USEngland and WalesAustraliaNew Zealand, and Northern Ireland. All these studies also found that by far the most significant reason for self-representation is lack of funds, or exhaustion of available funds (half the SRLs you meet).
 
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Self-Represented Litigants & Legal Doctrines of “Vexatiousness”

In our new report from the SRL Case Law Database (the “CLD”), we explore trends in legal decisions regarding “vexatiousness”, a term that is sometimes applied to self-represented litigants (SRLs) and in some cases results in restricting their court access.
 
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Province offers no comfort to disabled who fear loss of support

After more than a year of waiting for the Ford government to reveal its plans to overhaul Ontario’s welfare program for the disabled, people who rely on the program and their supporters went to Queen’s Park Tuesday seeking clarity.
 
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ODSP expenditures have increased because the program is better meeting the needs of Ontarians with disabilities: ISAC responds to the Auditor General’s Report

On December 4, 2019, the Auditor General released an audit of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). ODSP is a critical program that provides monthly income supports and health benefits to low-income persons with disabilities who have no other means to pay for their basic necessities such as food and shelter.
 
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People struggling on disability raise fears over proposed changes to ODSP

The Ford government must end more than a year of uncertainty surrounding a proposed welfare change that could deny disability support to tens of thousands of people with cancer, lupus and mental illness, says a coalition of more than 80 health and social service groups.
 
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Ontario not doing enough to verify disability benefits eligibility: auditor

TORONTO — Ontario’s auditor general says the Progressive Conservative government isn’t doing enough to verify that people receiving disability benefits are actually eligible.
 
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Researchers at the University of Toronto have found a potential explanation of what disrupted sleep does to the human brain. They studied 685 adults older than 65, who participated in two large U.S. studies, and looked at their sleep patterns, their performance on thinking tests and, later, their brain-tissue samples after the participants died.
 
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FBI warning: protect yourself from your new smart TV

The FBI is reminding the public to be aware of the features that come with enhanced televisions and guard against questionable data collection, monitoring, and security breaches.
 
 

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