Sharpening our tools

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Messenger, Professional Conduct Parapet, Standards Leave a Comment

The importance of reviewing standards & getting your input Since introducing a new standard on Marijuana for Medical Purposes, patients have complained about physicians choosing to use or not use marijuana to treat their medical conditions. We also have complaints about physicians billing for assessments and/or form completion before authorizing marijuana. As Complaints Director, my team and I consider the …

Referral Consultation Process

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

Good communication is vital to good patient care. Making sure messages are received as well as delivered in an appropriate timeframe is everyone’s responsibility, to ensure no patient falls through a communications gap during the referral consultation process. The best interests of the patient are served by a clear understanding of the roles of both the referring and consulting physicians. …