Submission to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding the College’s Draft Policy on Physicians and the Human Rights Code

September 1, 2008

People with disabilities experience multiple disability-related barriers when accessing medical services. In this submission, ARCH explains that the College of Physicians and Surgeons' Policy on Physicians and the Human Rights Code has the potential to improve this situation by ensuring that physicians do not refuse medical services to people with disabilities in a discriminatory manner. ARCH makes recommendations for improving the Policy so that it does not inadvertently encourage discrimination and so that it explains physicians' human rights obligations in a way that is clear and complete.

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