A Standard of Practice is the minimum standard of professional behaviour and ethical conduct on a specific issue expected by the College.

A Practice Guideline is a recommendation developed by the College with which members should be familiar and follow whenever and wherever possible and appropriate.

I.   Patient Care

A.  Drugs/Prescribing

1.     Guideline - Use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain
2.     A concise reference guide on treating chronic, non-malignant pain
3.     Guideline - Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
4.     Patient Contract, Pain Diary and Narcotic Flow Sheet
5.     Advisory - Prescribing Narcotics
6.     MMT Standards and Guidelines (September 2016)
7.     Patient Agreement (Contract), Narcotic Flow Sheet, Pain Diary
8.     Guideline - Dispensing of Medications by Medical Practitioners
9.     Guideline - Anesthesia Practice under General Practice Anesthesia
10.   Policy - Anabolic Steroids
11.   Advisory and Interim Guideline - Medical Marihuana
12.   Policy - Prescribing Practices: Signing or countersigning extra-provincial prescriptions/Internet pharmacies
13.   Policy - Prescribing Practices: Signing or countersigning prescriptions for patients in the province
14.   Policy - Non-resident physicians prescribing for patients outside Newfoundland and Labrador and in particular countersigning cross-border prescriptions
15.   Tamper-Resistant Prescription Program
16.   Guideline - Vaccine Storage
17.   Policy - Medical Directives for facilitating prescribing of Oseltamivir for Health Care Workers
18.   Suboxone:  Practice Guideline (June 2017)


B.  Patient-Physician Relationship

1.     Boundary Violations:  Practice Guideline (June 2015)
2.     Physician Treatment of Self, Family Members or Other Close to Them:  Standard of Practice (March 2017)
3.     Accepting New Patients:  Standard of Practice (March 2017)
4.     Guideline - Ending the Doctor-Patient Relationship
5.     One problem per visit not the solution

C.  Other

1.     Chaperones and Sensitive Examinations:  Practice Guideline (December 2016)
2.     Medical Assistance in Dying:  Standard of Practice (March 2017) 
3.     Complementary & Alternative Medicine:  Standard of Practice (March 2017)
4.     Guideline - Continuity of Care: Outpatient Consultation
5.     Guideline - Independent Medical Examinations
6.     Time Limit for Completing Reports
7.     Guideline - Disclosure of an Adverse Outcome
8.     Guideline - Consent to Medical Treatment of Minors
9.     Guideline - Medical Consent for Minors (Table Format)
10.   Advisory - Privacy, Confidentiality, and Disclosure of Patient Information

II.  Administrative

1.     Advertising and Public Communications:  Practice Guideline (December 2016)
2.     Telemedicine:  Standard of Practice (March 2017)
3.     Blood-Borne Pathogens (February 2014)
4.     Guideline - Physician's Responsibilities when Closing his or her Medical Practice for an Extended Period
5.     Guideline - Patient Access to Office Medical Records and the Personal Health Information Act
6.     Guideline - Responsibility for Continuity of Care for Patients without a Family Physician
7.     Guideline - Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice
8.     Guideline - Physicians and Health Emergencies
9.     Guideline - Withdrawal of physician services during a job action
10.   Guideline - An expanded guideline on withdrawal of physician services during a job action
11.   Advisory - Cleaning, Sterilization and Disinfection of Medical Instruments
12.   Policy - A Physician's Responsibility when Permanently Closing a Medical Practice

III. Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students

1.     Policy - Supervision of Postgraduate Trainees
2.     Policy - Supervision of Undergraduate Medical Students
3.     Advisory - Observing/Shadowing Physicians