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We’re changing the way we consult on standards of practice

In 2018, CPSA embarked on a significant review of our standards of practice process. We worked with an independent third party, who made a number of recommendations that we’re working to implement in the coming months.

What does this mean for you?

As a result of the review, we are adding a pre-consultation phase to our overall standard consultation process. We want to hear directly from you on how the standards work in your everyday practice.

Your feedback is invaluable

Your opinions will inform potential amendments and ensure we are updating standards to accurately reflect the needs of physicians, the public and health care in Alberta overall.

When does this begin?

Our first pre-consultation opens today and we’d like your feedback by Monday, June 3.

What’s changing and why?

Bill 21, An Act to Protect Patients, requires healthcare practitioners to report sexual abuse or misconduct against patients. We need to ensure our current standards are consistent with this new legislation.

Tell us if the three standards below—as currently written—are a useful tool with clear expectations and if not, what changes you would make.

  1. Duty to Report a Colleague
  1. Duty of Treating Physicians & Physicians Working in the Context of a Physician Health Program to Report a Physician to the College
  1. Self-Reporting to the College

All responses are helpful and will be considered while keeping our mandate to protect Albertans in mind. Once the standards have been updated with your feedback, the draft versions will be circulated to physicians and our other partners for full consultation, per our usual process.

If you’re interested in participating in future pre-consultations, please contact Chantelle Dick, Standards of Practice Coordinator, to opt in for personal invitations.

The profession, partners, other organizations and public members are invited to provide feedback between May 13-June 3. Feedback will inform future draft revisions to the standards before full consultation this fall.

All feedback is subject to the College’s Privacy Statement. The College reviews all comments before publication to ensure there is no offensive language, personal attacks or unsubstantiated allegations.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact Chantelle Dick.

Thank you for your time - we look forward to hearing from you!