Standards of Practice of Medicine

The Standards of Practice of Medicine are approved by Council and relate to an individual registrants’ 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 Definitions

Standards of Practice Index

Standards of Practice 
Authorizing Cannabis for Medical Purposes 
Bloodborne Pathogens
Collaborative Care
Confidentiality and Privacy
Conflict of Interest
Continuing Disclosure Requirements & Notices of Changes for Member Matters
Duty to Assist in an Emergency
Duty to Report Self, Colleagues, or Patients

Episodic Visits, House Calls, and Walk-in Primary Care

Exercise Cardiac Stress Testing 


Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation
Good Medical Care
Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID)
Patient Records: 
Documentation in Patient Records 
Maintenance of Patient Records 



Click to view templates to support the Standard of Practice for Maintenance of Patient Records 
Performing Office-Based Procedures 
Practice Environment
Practice Management
Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Z-Drugs (including Zopiclone & Other Drugs)
Prescribing Opioids

Prescribing Requirements UPDATED – Effective June 1, 2024 

Professional Responsibilities in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education
Seatbelt/Helmet Exemptions
Sexual Boundaries with Patients, Former Patients & Interdependent Persons
Social Media 
Treating of Self and Family Members
Virtual Medicine 
Volume of Service
Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment