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November Messenger 2021, Physician Assistants, Physicians | Posted November 10, 2021

Patient Relations training, forms and payment are due Dec. 31

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On Nov. 2, physicians and physician assistants received their first official notice to renew their CPSA practice permit by Dec. 31, 2021.

Expect a longer renewal for 2022—please set aside extra time
As shared in October’s Messenger and by email, this year’s renewal will take longer than usual because you will have to complete the newly-released online Patient Relations: Part 2 training. You have already completed Part 1 and this is the second piece to your training in response to Alberta legislation to protect patients. This training takes approximately 60 minutes and is eligible for CPD credits.

Also, to help improve data accuracy, we’ve removed all previous professional addresses in your 2022 Renewal Information Form (RIF). This year, when you start entering an address, please select the correctly formatted Canada Post address from the drop-down list. The addresses you provide this year will pre-populate your 2023 RIF. Accurate addresses are important—not only for us, but also for patients in need of a physician.

2022 renewal checklist (items due by Dec. 31)

  • Step 1: Complete your Patient Relations: Part 2 training via CPSA’s Portal. You will not have access to complete any other renewal forms until this training is complete.
  • Step 2: Complete your Renewal Information Form (RIF) and if applicable, any Professional Corporation Forms (PCIFs*). You can complete these forms following your training or come back to the portal on another day. Most important is to have everything completed by Dec. 31, 2021 to avoid late penalties.
  • Step 3: Pay your fees. Consider making your renewal one step easier by enrolling in our Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) plan by Nov. 24. We’ll automatically withdraw your payment on Dec. 1, but don’t forget all PAP plan members must still complete their renewal form(s).

*Reminder for Professional Corporations (PC) with multiple shareholders: Only the designated physician will see the PC renewal information in the Portal. Once completed, the PC permit and receipt will be posted to the practice profile of ALL shareholders.

Holiday office closure

Our CPSA office will be closed from noon on Dec. 24, 2021, to Jan. 3, 2022. We will reopen on Jan. 4, 2022.

Please try to complete your renewal early. If you have problems and cannot complete your annual renewal during the closure, please email and we will contact you as soon as possible. If we are unable to assist you during the closure, we will connect with you after we reopen. Your practice permit will still be valid and we will discuss and assess any waiving of late fees due to technical difficulties with you at that time.


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