Medical Services Requiring Accreditation Outside Of Hospitals

Standard of Practice

Under Review: Yes – visit the Consultation 022 page for more information
Issued by Council: January 1, 2010

  1. Outside of hospitals, a regulated member must be approved by the College in order to perform or supervise a diagnostic or treatment procedure that is restricted to facilities accredited by the College.
  2. A list of restricted procedures is maintained in College bylaws.
  3. A regulated member who performs acupuncture on patients must provide satisfactory evidence of training and be approved by the Registrar.
  4. A regulated member who performs hair transplantation must provide evidence of training and compliance with infection prevention and control standards and be approved by the Registrar.

Physician approvals

Physicians in Alberta need approval to perform certain services. Learn more about physician approvals.

About the Standards of Practice

The CPSA Standards of Practice are the minimum standards of professional behaviour and ethical conduct expected of all physicians registered in Alberta. Standards of practice are enforceable under the Health Professions Act and will be referenced in the management of complaints and in discipline hearings.


For questions or archived standards, policies and guidelines contact our Standards of Practice Advisor.

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