Standards, Policies and Guidelines

 Alphabetical Listing Type  Adopted    Last 
Amended   
 Next
Review
Adverse Events and Errors: Physician Disclosure (Physician Disclosure of Adverse Events and Errors that Occur in the Course of Patient Care) 
 Policy  Apr-02  Jun-16  Jun-21
Alternative Dispute Resolution  - NEW
 Policy  Nov-19    Nov-24
After hours coverage (Medical Practice Coverage)      Policy  2007  Jun-15  Jun-20
Alternative/Complementary Therapies (Complementary and Alternative Therapies) 
 Policy  Feb-11  Jun-18  Jun-23
Blood-borne Infections (Hepatitis B C and HIV-Infected Physicians)     Policy  Apr-06    
College Files: Physician Access (Contents and Access to Information in Physician's College Files)   Policy  Jul-93  Mar-15  Mar-20
Communication: Electronic, Patient-Physician (Patient-Physician Communication Guidelines using Electronic Communication) - UNDER REVIEW
 Guideline  Jun-12  Jun-15  Jun-18
Communication: Verbal, Patient-Physician (Patient-Physician Communication)   Guideline  Apr-07  Mar-17  Mar-22
Confidentiality (Confidentiality of Patient Information)   Guideline  Nov-14    Nov-19
Conflict of Interest  - AMENDED  Guideline  Mar-14  Sep-19  Sep-24
Consent (Informed Consent and Determining Capacity to Consent)      Policy
 Sep-11  Mar-17  Mar-22
Council Documents: Public Access (Public Access to Council Documents and Redaction of Sensitive Information Contained Therein)   Policy  Jun-16    Jun-21
Council Meetings Access: Public Access (Public Access to Council Meetings)   Policy
 Aug-98  Mar-15  Mar-20
Death Certificates: Obligations (Physician Obligations Regarding Medical Certification of Death)   Policy  1994  Mar-19  Mar-21
Disclosure of PHI Without Consent (Patients Who Threaten Harm to Themselves or Others)    Guideline  Mar-15  Mar-28  Mar-23
Editorial Policy (College Newsletter)   Policy  Dec-92  Mar-18  Mar-23
Forms and Certification (Physician Certification of Work Absence or Accommodation Due to Illness or Injury and Completion of Third Party Forms)  Policy
 Jun-16  Sep-16  Jun-21
Healthcare Emergencies (Physicians and Health Care Emergencies)    Guideline  Sep-09  Jan-17  Jan-22
Infection Control (Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Guidelines for Clinical Office Practice)    Guideline  Jun-16    Jun-21
Leaving Practice (Physicians/Surgeons Leaving Practice)    Policy  Jun-05  Sep-16  Sep-21
License Renewal Questions (Renewal Questions - Use of Information by the College) 
 Policy  Nov-06  Nov-18  Nov-23
Limited Roles: Physician Licences (Licensure of Physicians to Work in Limited Roles) 
 Policy  Nov-07  Sep-18  Sep-23
MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) 
 Policy  Sep-16  Nov-18  Nov-21
Medical Examinations by Non-Treating Physicians (NTMEs) 
 Guideline  Jun-01  Sep-16  Sep-21
Methadone Prescribing - (Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Prescribing) 
 Policy  Nov-18  Mar-19  Nov-21
Observership (Medical Practice Observation/Experience)    Guideline  Mar-17    Mar-22
Office-based Procedures: Insured (Performing Office-based Insured Procedures)    Policy  Sep-18    Sep-21
Office-based Procedures: Non-Insured (Performing Office-based Non-insured Procedures)  - AMENDED  Policy  Sep-18  Sep-19  Sep-21
Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Prescribing 
 Policy  Nov-18  Mar-19  Nov-21
Opioid Agonist Therapy Standards (OAT) and Guidelines
 Standard/Guideline  Nov-18    Nov-22
Opioids: Canadian Guideline (Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (2017))    Guideline  Sep-17    
Patient Records and Files Transfer (Transfer of Patient Records)  Guideline  Jul-02  Nov-14  Nov-19
Physician Health: Risk to Patients (Physicians at Risk to Patients)    Policy  Dec-96  Jun-16  Jun-21
Physician Job Action/Strike (Withdrawal of Physician Services During Job Action)   Policy  Dec-99  Mar-16  Mar-21
PIP Access (Physicians Accessing Patient-Specific Information from the Pharmacy Information Program (PIP)) 
 Policy  Jun-05  Sep-15  Sep-20
Primary Care Standards (Standards for Primary Care) 
 Policy  Mar-15    Mar-20
Refusal of Services (Conscientious Objection) 
 Policy  Sep-15    
Reproductive Technology (Assisted Reproductive Technology)    Standard  Sep-12    Jan-19
Sale of Products (Sale of Products by Physicians)     Policy  Mar-19    Mar-23
Saskatchewan Opioid Substitution Therapy Guidelines and Standards - (Opioid Agonist Therapy Standards and Guidelines)   Standard/Guideline  Nov-18   Nov-22 
Scope of Practice (Scope of Practice Change)   Policy  Sep-14    
Sexual Boundaries  - UNDER REVIEW
 Policy  Jan-14    Jan-19
Supervising Responsibilities (Professional Responsibilities in Postgraduate and Undergraduate Education)    Policy  Mar-18    Mar-23
Telemedicine (The Practice of Telemedicine) - NEW/UPDATED
 Policy  Nov-07  Nov-19  Dec-22
Terminating the Patient-Physician Relationship (Patient-Physician Relationships)     Guideline  Apr-07  Sep-16  Sep-21
Treating Employees (Providing Care to Employees or Co-workers)  
 Guideline  Jun-12  Nov-17  Nov-22
Ultrasound: Non-medical (Ultrasound for Non-Medical Reasons)   Policy  Nov-09  Nov-18  Nov-23
Uninsured Services  - NEW
 Policy  Sep-19    Sep-22
Unplanned Pregnancy    Guideline  May-91  Jan-17  Jan-22
Unprofessional Conduct: Investigation (Role of Legal Counsel, Investigation of Possible Unprofessional Conduct or Lack of Skill and Knowledge)
 Policy  Sep-07  Jun-17  Jun-22
Walk-In Clinics/Acute Care Clinics/Episodic Care (Clinics that Provide Care to Patients Who Are Not Regular Patients of the Clinic)
 Policy  Mar-15  Mar-18  Mar-23


       
         

       
         

Standards
Standards are formal requirements established by the College with which members must comply. They supplement the College’s bylaws and mandate clinical and/or ethical standards in relation to defined areas of practice.

Policies
Policies contain requirements set by the Council of the College to supplement the Act and Bylaws. Policies are formal positions of the College in relation to defined areas of practice with which members must comply. The Council also sets policies on registration, administration, and governance of the College.

Guidelines

Guidelines describe practices that are generally recommended by the Council of the College as part of providing quality medical care in a professional manner. Physicians licensed with the College are encouraged to follow these recommended courses of action and should exercise reasonable discretion in their decision-making based on this guidance.