COVID-19 - EMERGENCY CHANGES TO PHYSICIAN REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Dr. Karen Shaw, the College’s Registrar, has made a declaration of an emergency under bylaw 2.18 to expedite licensing physicians who were licensed to practise in Saskatchewan within the past three years. This has been done to ensure there are no barriers to physicians who come forward to assist the healthcare system in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The emergency declaration means that such physicians will only be required to complete a simplified application form (available from Registration Services) and obtain coverage through Canadian Medical Protective Association.
Emergency licences will be issued at no cost to the physician. The Emergency declaration also waives the requirement for the physician to produce a Certificate of Professional Conduct if they have practised in another province.
Canadian Medical Protective Association has advised that they will priorize reinstatement of CMPA coverage for individuals who have been inactive.
Implementing and issuing the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) (2021.07.18)
Effective June 29, 2021, the MCC has introduced a new service to be able to grant the LMCC to individuals who meet all of the criteria. Qualified candidates will also be enrolled in the Canadian Medical Register in accordance with the MCC’s existing Policy on Registration in the Canadian Medical Register. Click here to read more.
MCC no longer offering MCCQE2; precipitates changes to CPSS licensure requirements (2021.07.05)
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on June 10, 2021 that it is stepping away from the delivery of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II going forward. The full MCC statement can be found here.
The College will accept the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) designation based on the new criteria and we are currently awaiting further communication from MCC on next steps.
Registrants and applicants who are now eligible to obtain the LMCC should contact the MCC.