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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 second pre-consultation is now closed.

Given the actions on the part of Health Canada regarding platelet-rich plasma treatments and subsequent closure of three dozen facilities across the country, including a few in Alberta, as well increased inquiries from physicians and the public, Complementary & Alternative Medicine is proving to be an emerging issue. As such, we are bringing this standard, along with Advertising and Conflict of Interest, forward sooner than planned.

We asked respondents to tell us if the Advertising, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, and Conflict of Interest standards are helpful and relevant as currently written.

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 email, to opt in for personal invitations. Participation in each pre-consultation for every standard is not mandatory: you can provide feedback when and where you see fit or opt out at any time.

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!