Handover and Discharge Checklist
This checklist is designed to help members understand and apply the expectations related to handover and discharge set out across the CPSO’s four Continuity of Care policies.
Handover and Discharge Checklist
This checklist is designed to help members understand and apply the expectations related to handover and discharge set out across the CPSO’s four Continuity of Care policies.

The OMA has developed a series of checklists to help you understand and implement the CPSO’s Continuity of Care policies.

This checklist organizes the expectations related to handover and discharge from across all four Continuity of Care policies into common tasks. It lists key action items followed by the exact wording from the source policies. It also includes optional guidance from the CPSO’s Continuity of Care: Advice to the Profession document.

This checklist is not intended as a substitute for reading the CPSO's Continuity of Care policies in full.


Handing Over Responsibility for Patient Care

Having Discharge Discussions with Patients

Completing Discharge Summaries

Distributing Discharge Summaries


The information provided in this resource is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice. Physicians are ultimately governed by the CPSO policies which can be found at: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Physicians/Policies-Guidance/Policies This resource is not intended as a substitute for reading the CPSO Continuity of Care policies in full.


Updated: September 20, 2019