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Bylaw No. 19

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada was incorporated by an Act of the Parliament of Canada on June 14, 1929. The aforementioned Act was amended on June 3, 1939, and December 18, 1945, and there were further constitutional amendments through Letters Patent of Continuance issued by the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs on November 4, 1971, and Supplementary Letters Patent dated November 23, 2010. The Royal College obtained member approval to continue under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act on February 22, 2013, causing its Letters Patent and Supplementary Letters Patent to be replaced by Articles. All constating documents are available at the Royal College’s registered office.

Core activities

Complementary to the statement of purpose outlined in the Articles, the Royal College is an organization of medical specialists dedicated to ensuring the highest standards and quality of healthcare. The Royal College accomplishes its mission through its leadership in postgraduate medical education and professional development, and through its contribution to the formulation of sound health and public policy.


BE IT ENACTED as a Bylaw of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada (hereinafter called the “Royal College”) as follows:

BYLAW No. 19

A Bylaw to regulate generally the business of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada.

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