A physician who regularly practises telemedicine in Alberta from a location outside the province must have current registration with this College.
NOTE: CPSA registration is not required for a non-Alberta physician to provide:
- telemedicine consultation for emergency assessment or treatment of a patient in Alberta, or
- fewer than six telemedicine consultations per year.
For more details, refer to the College’s Telemedicine Standard of Practice.
Telemedicine is the provision of medical diagnosis and patient care by means of electronic communication where the patient and the provider are separated by distance. Telemedicine may include, but is not limited to, the provision of pathology, medical imaging, and patient consultative services.
You must have ONE of the following:
- Successful completion of a specialty residency program in Canada, with certification in the discipline of training by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- At least 48 months of postgraduate specialty training obtained outside Canada, with specialty certification and recognition in the discipline of training by another medical regulatory authority
- Successful completion of a postgraduate program of family medicine training in Canada
- Successful completion of a postgraduate program of medical training of at least 24 months’ duration outside Canada, including 4 months of community-based primary care with a minimum of eight weeks each in three of the following: Peadiatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery, Internal Medicine
- Full registration by another Canadian medical regulatory authority
To practise Telemedicine (including teleradiology) in Alberta you require an Alberta Medical Practice Permit. See steps to apply for Independent Practice.