Patient record retention: custodial duties explained

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Are You Up to Standard?, CPSA

The Patient Record Retention standard of practice includes several clauses outlining expectations for physicians as custodians of their patient records, a role assigned by the Health Information Act (HIA). Physician custodians are responsible for the collection, use and disclosure of their patients’ health information, as well as protecting the confidentiality and security of the information in their custody.To help you ...

Enhancing how we support good medical care

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Are You Up to Standard?, CPSA, Messenger

Medical Matters Enhancing how we support good medical care Play a role in the future of health care College recruiting for leadership roles Two Alberta physicians face CPSA Hearing Tribunals for separate offences Dr. Zafrina’s Poonja’s commitment to wellness is literally award-winning

Amendments to Boundary Violations and Responsibility for a Medical Practice approved

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Are You Up to Standard?, CPSA, Messenger

After an extensive consultation process, Council approved amendments last month to two standards of practice: Boundary Violations and Responsibility for a Medical Practice. Council also moved to rescind the Practice in Association standard after incorporating relevant clauses into the latter. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2018. Your feedback made a difference We sent the draft amendments out for formal consultation in …

eReferral not the solution for urgent referrals (Referral Consultation)

Dina Baras Are You Up to Standard?, Messenger

For Alberta Netcare users, eReferral offers a convenient way to track and manage referrals. However, it’s not a solution for urgent referrals.Urgency is determined by the patient’s clinical presentation − if the patient can reasonably be expected to suffer harm without timely (measured in hours to days) review by a consultant or specialist, the referral is urgent.When in doubt, pick ...