Medical Services Requiring Accreditation Outside of Hospitals

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

  1. Outside of hospitals, a physician must be approved by the College in order to perform or supervise a diagnostic or treatment procedure that is restricted to facilities accredited by the College.
  2. A list of restricted procedures is maintained in College bylaws.
  3. A physician who performs acupuncture on patients must provide satisfactory evidence of training and be approved by the Registrar.
  4. A physician who performs hair transplantation must provide evidence of training and compliance with infection prevention and control standards and be approved by the Registrar.

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