At the December 10, 2016 meeting, Council of the College approved two new Practice Guidelines and revised a Standard of Practice and a By-Law.
New Practice Guidelines
Two new Practice Guidelines were approved:
- Advertising & Public Communications
- Chaperones & Sensitive Examinations.
These Practice Guidelines outline recommendations to which College members should be familiar with and follow whenever and wherever possible and appropriate.
The College’s By-Law 5: Code of Ethics was amended to remove the subsections detailing “advertising and communications”. This topic is now covered by a new Practice Guideline.
Standard of Practice Amendment
The definition of “physician” was amended in the College’s Medical Assistance in Dying Standard of Practice.
Copies of the above noted documents can be found on the College’s website.