Standards of Practice of Medicine

The Standards of Practice of Medicine are approved by Council and relate to an individual members’ practice of medicine. They supplement the requirements of the Regulated Health Professions Act and Regulations. Members must adhere to the Standards of Practice of Medicine in conjunction with the specific Standards of Practice Regulation


Standards of Practice

Standards Definitions

Standards Index 

General Care Standards 

Collaborative Care Seatbelt/Helmet Exemptions
Duty to Assist in an Emergency Treating of Self and Family Members
Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation Virtual Medicine  *NEW* Effective November 1, 2021
Good Medical Care Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment
Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID) Sexual Boundaries with Patients, Former
Patients & Interdependent Persons

Patient Records



Prescribing Standards 

Authorizing Cannabis for Medical Purposes 

Prescribing Opioids

Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Z-Drugs (including Zopiclone & Other Drugs) 

Prescribing Requirements


Administration of Professional Practice Standards 

Advertising Duty to Report Self, Colleagues, or Patients
Bloodborne Pathogens Practice Environment
Confidentiality and Privacy Practice Management
Conflict of Interest Research
Continuing Disclosure Requirements & Notices of Changes for Member Matters Volume of Service


Supervision and Medical Education Standards:

Professional Responsibilities in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education