COVID-19 Hub

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Medico-legal aspects of COVID-19 for Canadian physicians

Updated: December 2023

Key topics

While the COVID-19 pandemic no longer constitutes a global public health emergency, the disease continues to pose challenges for both patients and healthcare providers. Select a topic below for answers to your COVID-19 medico-legal questions, and access CMPA advice, podcasts, articles, and more.

COVID-19 updates from Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC)

  • HIROC’s COVID-19 Updates page offers practical guidance and insurance coverage information for its subscribers in the context of COVID-19.

Contact: for members

The CMPA offices are open Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. Please contact us for Help and Advice as usual.

Contact: for media

For all media inquiries please contact:

Noëlla LeBlanc
Manager, Communication Services
Email: [email protected]

Working together during a challenging time

Physicians across the country are facing unprecedented challenges and stress. We know times are tough, and while the vast majority of members calling in are professional and respectful, a small handful of members have recently been verbally abusive and inappropriate when speaking to member service representatives and physician advisors. The CMPA will not tolerate threatening, aggressive, or abusive language or behaviour towards any of our employees. We are here to support you, but we ask that you allow us to do so by remaining professional. Thank you for your understanding.