Responsibility for a Medical Practice

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About the standard

As of November 2022, the Medical Facility Accreditation Committee (MFAC) is no longer offering modality approvals or individual privileging of physicians in non-hospital surgical facilities. Medical Directors of accredited facilities are now responsible for ensuring all CPSA regulated members have the necessary qualifications to provide care in their facilities. Amendments to the Responsibility for a Medical Practice standard are needed to incorporate this responsibility.

What’s changed?

  • Added a preamble to address the term “Medical Director” as it relates to legislation and accredited medical facilities;
  • Addressed reasonable care in ensuring claims for payment for professional services are appropriate and consistent;
  • Added the responsibility of ending a physician-patient relationship in accordance with the updated Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship standard;
  • Updated the notification period to align with the Relocating a Medical Practice standard; and
  • Added the role of a designated representative for clarity.

Your opinion matters

Changes to CPSA’s Standards of Practice impact your day-to-day practice. Your feedback is important to us, as it helps us develop clear, reasonable expectations and helpful, applicable resources. We appreciate the time you took and the input you provided.

CPSA regulated members, partner organizations, other healthcare professionals and Albertans were invited to provide feedback from June 5 to July 5, 2023.

Anonymized feedback will be considered by Council at their September 2023 meeting. Once amendments are finalized and approved by Council, members will be notified by email and The Messenger newsletter.

We respect your privacy

All feedback is subject to CPSA’s Privacy Statement. CPSA reviews all comments before publication to ensure there is no offensive language, personal attacks or unsubstantiated allegations.

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