CPSM releases 2022-23 Annual Report

September 06, 2023 |
Media Release Registration Quality

WINNIPEG, MB – September 6, 2023  The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) released its annual report for 2022-23 today. The annual report summarizes CPSM's major activities from the fiscal year of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023. It reflects CPSM's dedication to acting in the public's best interests and emphasizes the work driven by our Strategic Organizational Priorities.

"It was a year shaped by adversity and progress," said Dr. Anna Ziomek, CPSM Registrar and CEO. "The third year of the pandemic intensified some of the challenges the profession had already been experiencing. CPSM addresses issues from a regulatory standpoint to ensure the delivery of safe and quality care is not compromised."

The report includes links to three new videos explaining who CPSM is, how we regulate the medical profession, and how we meet our mandate to protect the public as consumers of medical care.

Learn more about how CPSM fulfills its responsibility to protect the public in this video.

  Watch this video for information about how CPSM monitors the professional competency of practice and promotes safe care. 

Watch this video to learn more about how CPSM handles concerns about the care or conduct of registrants. 

The annual report can be viewed hereSome highlights from the report include: 



See page 7 of the report for more registration statistics and CPSM registrant demographics.



Quality Improvement Program

The Quality Improvement (QI) Program initiates a practice review with CPSM registrants on a seven-year cycle to meet the legislated obligation to supervise the practice of registrants and ensure safe care for Manitobans.

All participants provide in-depth information regarding their practice and information on their Continuing Professional Development. Some participants undergo chart reviews and/or multisource feedback. All participants are required to submit an Action Plan for learning/ practice improvement.

See page 15 for more details about the QI program.


Physician Health Program

A registrant's health and well-being impact the quality of care they provide to their patients. The Physician Health Program (PHP) supports physicians, residents, medical students, physician assistants and clinical assistants who need to prioritize their personal health while continuing to provide safe and effective care to patients. 

The program saw an 11 % increase in self-referrals to the program; self-referrals make up 40% of all referrals.

The program’s goal is to keep registrants working or enable them to safely return to practice as soon as possible. Ensuring access to safe care is paramount for meeting our responsibility to protect the public.

See page 16 for more details about the PHP. 


Manitoba Quality Assurance Program (MANQAP)

MANQAP is the provincial accreditation agency responsible for assuring the quality and safety of diagnostic services in Manitoba. MANQAP's role is to provide standards, inspect diagnostic facilities, and monitor compliance for accreditation.

MANQAP began on-site Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities (NHMSF) inspections in May 2022.

See page 19 for more details about MANQAP's work. 



See page 23 for full details from the Complaint Committee.

See page 24 for more details from the Investigation Committee.

Formal disciplinary actions taken by CPSM, including censures and Inquiry Panel decisions, are published on the website once the decision is final here.  


For more information about how CPSM protects the public, visit our Protecting The Public page