Volume 4 | No. 4 | July / August 2016

Questions and answers about the College’s newly revised professional standard: Safe Prescribing of Drugs with Potential for Misuse/Diversion

The new College standard on safe prescribing doesn’t tell physicians they can’t ever prescribe opioids. Rather, it tells them to be hesitant, cautious, and to keep the doses low. Since the release of the new professional standard in June 2016, the College has received some valuable feedback from the profession, which is addressed in the following questions and answers.  

When duty calls: legal and professional obligations in medical practice

This year’s Education Day will focus on operationalizing physicians' statutory and other ethical duties to care for and protect at-risk children, seniors, impaired health professionals, the gravely ill, and other vulnerable groups. The speakers, workshops and case studies will provide physicians with ways to analyze real-life situations and examine strategies and approaches for identifying and caring for vulnerable patient populations.

The College Connector is sent to every current registrant of the College. Decisions of the College on matters of standards and guidelines are contained in this publication. The College therefore assumes that each registrant is aware of these matters. Questions or comments about this publication should be directed to communications@cpsbc.ca.

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