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.
To practise Telemedicine (including teleradiology) in Alberta you require an Alberta Medical Practice Permit. See steps to apply for Independent Practice.