Seeking information about opioids, methadone, and/or cannabis for medical purposes?

Physicians have new rules to meet for prescribing opioids and other high-risk drugs. Learn more here

Talk to your family physician about these types of medications for your medical condition. The College cannot provide a list of physicians who prescribe specific medications.

Patient Advocacy

The College believes physicians should be responsible advocates for their patients. Through our Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice, we have consistently advised our members they have a right and a responsibility to do what is best for their patients, and sometimes that means acting on their behalf.


College activities outlined in the Health Professions Act (HPA) are subject to the Ombudsman Act. This allows any person not satisfied with these activities to make a formal complaint to the Alberta Ombudsman.