Conscientious Objection

Dina Baras Are You Up to Standard?, Messenger, Standards

Like all Canadians, every member of a patient’s care team has a Charter freedom of conscience and religion. This must be balanced with the patient’s right to legally available and appropriate care, which is what the Conscientious Objection standard of practice aims to do. Conscientious objection does not permit you to withhold information about an available treatment or service because …

Are you up to Standard? Medical Assistance in Dying

Morgan Hrynyk Are You Up to Standard?, Messenger, Standards

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

Morgan Hrynyk Are You Up to Standard?, Messenger, Standards

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 …