Code of Ethics

Under Review: No
Issued by Council: January 1, 2010

  1. A physician must comply with the Code of Ethics* adopted by the College in accordance with section 133 of the Health Professions Act and the College bylaws.

*NOTE: The CMA published an updated version of the Code of Ethics in December 2018; however, until the amended version is consulted on with the membership and approved by Council, the linked version from 2004 remains in effect for regulated members of CPSA.

The CPSA Standards of Practice are the minimum standards of professional behaviour and ethical conduct expected of all physicians registered in Alberta. Standards of practice are enforceable under the Health Professions Act and will be referenced in the management of complaints and in discipline hearings. About the CPSA Standards of Practice


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