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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 …

Establishing the Physician-Patient Relationship

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Are You Up to Standard?, Messenger, Standards Leave a Comment

This standard applies to any regulated member whose care for a patient extends or is likely to extend beyond a single encounter, including members who work in walk-in clinics. While the standard focuses on the “when” and “how” a physician-relationship is established, the greatest benefits of an established relationship are quality and continuity of care. What to consider: When is …

Terminating the physician-patient relationship in office-based settings

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

There are numerous parameters around when you can discharge a patient, when you cannot discharge a patient and how to discharge a patient. These were previously outlined in a February 2012 Messenger article. Council recently approved some important additions to this Standard after consultation. The changes are intended to clarify physicians’ obligations to current patients when relocating their practice. Here …

Reviewing Patient Access to After Hours Care

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In the next few weeks the College will be seeking feedback on some of our Standards of Practice, one of which is the After Hours Access Standard. The College has espoused the principles behind this standard for a couple of decades, initially as a College policy and then (under the HPA) as a Standard of Practice. We know by experience that some …