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CPSA programs for physicians
As part of our responsibility to protect the public, CPSA works with physicians to ensure patients are getting the high level of quality care they need and deserve.
We do this by working collaboratively with the profession and by offering a variety of programs and resources to help physicians in their practice.
"Our Continuing Competence program continues to evolve based on input from our partners, emerging evidence and best practices in regulation."
- Dr. Dawn Hartfield, CPSA Assistant Registrar
Physician Assessment & Feedback
Physician Practice Improvement
Physician Prescribing Practices
CPSA’s Standards of Practice, the Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics & Professionalism will guide your behaviours in practice and are enforceable under the Health Professions Act (HPA).
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Advice to the Profession
Code of Conduct
Code of Ethics
As a physician, you have the training, skills and intention to provide safe patient care, but at some point or another in your medical career, you may receive a complaint. This is not always a bad thing—in fact, it can often result in positive practice changes.
We have developed a resource bank to help you find resources to support you in your practice. Click on All Resources and filter by "Physicians" to explore the resource bank or use the search to find other relevant resources.All Resources
Alberta Medical Association WebsiteAlberta Medical Association (AMA) Click to view files
AMA EMR SupportAlberta Medical Association (AMA) Click to view files
AMA After Hours Support for Continuity of CareAlberta Medical Association (AMA) Click to view files
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) WebsiteHealth Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Click to view files
PCN Information Sharing Agreement templateAlberta Medical Association (AMA) Click to view files
To see all Physician FAQs, click on All FAQs and filter by "Physicians"All FAQs
Do I need to register with TPP Alberta in order to prescribe other Opiate Agonist Therapies (OATs), such as methadone?
Yes. Registration with TPP Alberta and use of the secure TPP Alberta prescription form is required when prescribing methadone and other OATs.
How can I hire a physician assistant?
Is cannabis for medical purposes monitored by TPP Alberta?
Is diphenoxylate a monitored drug for veterinary practices?
No, dipehnoxylate is not monitored by TPP Alberta. Veterinary practices do not need to report prescribing for diphenoxylate (brand name: Lomotil).
These scripts do not need to be sent in for manual data entry. For details, please contact ABVMA.
What peer group am I compared against?
You were placed in the comparator group containing the specialty you provided in your most recent Renewal Information Form (RIF).
If you are a member of a Primary Care Network (PCN), you now also receive information on your opioids and benzodiazepines prescribing practices comparative to the other physicians in your PCN. This offers reflection on your prescribing relative to colleagues with the most similar practice environment to yours (acknowledging there will still be some variations in practice, such as part‐time vs. full‐time practice, patient complexities, etc.).