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.    MMT Standards and Guidelines (September 2016)
2.    Dispensing of Medications by Medical Practitioners:  Practice Guideline
3.    Medical Marihuana:  Advisory and Interim Guideline
4.    Prescribing Practices: Signing or countersigning extra-provincial prescriptions/Internet pharmacies:  Policy
5.    Prescribing Practices: Signing or countersigning prescriptions for patients in the province:  Policy
6.    Non-resident physicians prescribing for patients outside Newfoundland and Labrador and in particular countersigning cross-border prescriptions:  Policy
7.    Suboxone:  Practice Guideline (June 2017)
8.    Opioid Prescribing:  Practice Guideline (September 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.    Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship:  Standard of Practice (September 2017)

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.    Continuity of Care: Outpatient Consultation:  Practice Guideline
5.    Independent Medical Examinations:  Practice Guideline
6.    Time Limit for Completing Reports
7.    Disclosure of an Adverse Outcome:  Practice Guideline

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.    Responsibility for Continuity of Care for Patients without a Family Physician:  Practice Guideline
5.    Withdrawal of physician services during a job action:  Practice Guideline
6.    An expanded guideline on withdrawal of physician services during a job action:  Practice Guideline
7.    Cleaning, Sterilization and Disinfection of Medical Instruments:  Advisory
8.    Closure of Medical Practice and Extended Leave from Practice:  Practice Guideline (September 2017)
9.    Uninsured Services:  Practice Guideline (September 2017)


III. Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students

1.    Professional Responsibilities in Medical Education:  Standard of Practice (September 2017)

Consultations


The following draft documents have been circulated to College Members for feedback:

1.  Job Action:  Standard of Practice

2.  Conflict of Interest:  Standard of Practice