CMPA eLearning: Negligence and civil liability

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Define negligence (civil liability in Québec) in a medical malpractice context.
  2. List the elements that must be proven to find negligence (civil liability in Québec).
  3. Describe how the courts determine if a physician has breached the standard of care (committed a fault in Québec).

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

This activity was published in July 2021.