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 Patient Records
Duty to Assist in an Emergency Seatbelt/Helmet Exemptions
Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation Treating of Self and Family Members
Good Medical Care Virtual Medicine
  Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment

Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID) *UPDATED June 9, 2021*

Sexual Boundaries with Patients, Former
Patients & Interdependent Persons


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 Practice Environment
Bloodborne Pathogens Practice Management
Confidentiality and Privacy Research
Conflict of Interest Self-Reporting to CPSM
Continuing Disclosure Requirements & Notices of Changes for Member Matters Volume of Service

Duty to Report Self, Colleagues, or Patients



Supervision and Medical Education Standards:

Professional Responsibilities in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education