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 of Medicine Document

Part 1 –   Definitions

Part 2 –   Good Medical Care

Part 3 –   Practice Environment

Part 4 –   Collaborative Care

Part 5 –   Patient Records

Part 6 –   Practice Management

Part 7 –   Confidentiality and Privacy

Part 8 –   Prescribing Requirements

Part 9 –   Duty to Assist in an Emergency

Part 10 –   Conflict of Interest

Part 11 –   Research

Part 12 –   Advertising

Part 13 –   Continuing Disclosure Requirements & Notices of Changes for Members Matters

Part 14 –   Specific Subject Matters

Schedule A –   Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation

Schedule B –   Home Births

Schedule C –   Seatbelt/Helmet Exceptions

Schedule D –   Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment

Schedule E –    Professional Responsibilities in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education

Schedule F –   Duty to Report Another Member

Schedule G –   Treating of Self and Family Members

Schedule H –   Self-Reporting to the College

Schedule I –    Volume of Service

Schedule J –     Bloodborne Pathogens

Schedule K –   Virtual medicine

Schedule L –    Prescribing Opioids

Schedule M – Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID)

Authorizing Cannabis for Medical Purposes - NEW - EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Prescribing Benzodiazepines & Z-Drugs (including Zopiclone & Other Drugs - NEW - EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2020