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.    Guideline - Dispensing of Medications by Medical Practitioners
3.    Guideline - Anesthesia Practice under General Practice Anesthesia
4.    Advisory and Interim Guideline - Medical Marihuana
5.    Policy - Prescribing Practices: Signing or countersigning extra-provincial prescriptions/Internet pharmacies
6.    Policy - Prescribing Practices: Signing or countersigning prescriptions for patients in the province
7.    Policy - Non-resident physicians prescribing for patients outside Newfoundland and Labrador and in particular countersigning cross-border prescriptions
8.    Suboxone:  Practice Guideline (June 2017)
9.    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.    Guideline - Continuity of Care: Outpatient Consultation
5.    Guideline - Independent Medical Examinations
6.    Time Limit for Completing Reports
7.    Guideline - Disclosure of an Adverse Outcome

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 - Responsibility for Continuity of Care for Patients without a Family Physician
5.    Guideline - Withdrawal of physician services during a job action
6.    Guideline - An expanded guideline on withdrawal of physician services during a job action
7.    Advisory - Cleaning, Sterilization and Disinfection of Medical Instruments
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)