The College has adopted the Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism as a compilation of guidelines providing a common ethical framework for physicians.
Adherence to the College’s Standards and Guidelines is the first lens through which a physician’s conduct is viewed by the College. As such, physicians are expected to remain current with these documents.
- Standards of Practice are the minimum standards of professional behaviour and ethical conduct on a specific issue expected by the College. Physicians licensed with the College are required to be familiar with and comply with the College Standards of Practice.
- Practice Guidelines are recommendations developed by the College with which members should be familiar and follow whenever and wherever possible and appropriate.