Are you up to Standard? Medical Assistance in Dying

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MAID is now legally available in Canada. The College’s Council of practising physicians and public members has approved a new standard of practice for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and amendments to the Informed Consent and Conscientious Objection standards. These standards reflect feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, regulated members and the public. …

Prescribing: Administration

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Prescribing: Administration Formerly Faxing Prescriptions, the Prescribing: Administration standard now applies to all forms of prescription transmission. Prescribing: Administration also identifies required content and emphasizes security to prevent diversion and safeguard patients. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Quality, patient-focused prescribing requires effective collaboration between physicians and pharmacists. The physician’s responsibility is to ensure prescriptions are correct, properly authorized and transmitted via …

Patient Record Retention

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The new Patient Record Retention standard addresses the responsibilities of regulated members for the collection, use, disclosure and protection of health information. Most importantly, the standard identifies that a regulated member is responsible for following the rules established in the Health Information Act (HIA). The principles of the new standard are unchanged from the previous Patient Records standard. New to …

Advertising

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This standard applies to any regulated member who provides information to others through any medium about a product or service which a regulated member is associated with. It encompasses information about your practice, including scope of practice and services provided. You can advertise a valid practice interest. You can tell others what your practice interests are. A practice interest must …