I am NOT in support of the proposed changes by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta to the Standards of Practice that include the language of requiring doctors to agree to an "effective referral plan”. This would force doctors to go against their conscience rights if made to refer patients to procedures that would end life. The College must realize that some doctors would leave their practice rather than agree to the proposed changes. As it is, there are fewer doctors than needed in our province. If this is made to pass, the consequences will be devastating.