Through electronic or digital communication, telemedicine enables physicians to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance.
A few examples of telemedicine include radiologists reviewing medical imaging from remote locations, or patient consultation using apps like Maple or over Skype.
An out-of-province physician who regularly practises telemedicine for Albertans must have a current independent practice permit with CPSA. This requirement is only waived if:
- The consultation is an emergency or
- The physician consults less than 6 times per year.
Eligibility criteria for out-of-province physicians
To be eligible to practice telemedicine for Albertans, you need to send us a Certificate of Professional Conduct from the licensing authority where you are currently practising medicine.
Apply for telemedicine registration
You must have an Independent Practice Permit to practise telemedicine in Alberta. Start your application process for independent practice here.
Application time limits
If you apply and we find you are eligible for registration in Alberta, you must submit the following documentation within the required time frame . Your file will automatically close if this documentation is not submitted:
- Within 30 days of your eligibility letter: Application Form through PhysiciansApply.ca
- Within 365 days of your eligibility letter: Supporting documentation listed on your eligibility letter
If your file is closed, you will have to submit a new Review of Qualifications form and pay the applicable fee to restart your application.
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