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Guidance to the Profession

Last updated: April 29, 2022

Guidance from the College provides information to express or clarify the College’s view on a particular matter. It is intended as guidance for physicians in areas where research and current practice are evolving or changing rapidly, the implementation of processes and procedures may be premature, or it is timely to communicate the College’s stance on an issue before a bylaw, policy, or professional guideline is developed.

Guidance letters to physicians from the Registrar's office are listed below.

 Topic of Guidance  Effective Date Last

Access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Advertising virtual care services during the pandemic 

COVID-19 Outbreaks in Northern Saskatchewan // Spike in Overdose Presentations in SK Emergency Rooms


CPSS & SMA FAQ Document

Apr28-20 UPDATED

UDS Drug Screens

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL) will be performing Comprehensive “Drugs of Abuse” Screens based on set criteria.  
The UDS Criteria during COVID-19 form must be filled out and attached to the requisition when ordering a screen.  If you have any questions, please contact the RRPL at 306-787-3131. 


Explanation of the CPSS revised complaints process for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic


Guidance to Physicians regarding patient care issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

 Apr06-20  Oct05-21

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Changes to Requirements

PPE Availability
 Notice to Physicians re: PPE availability in Saskatchewan


PIP Registration Process

Important Update for Physicians (including Residents) wishing to sign up for the Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP) to provide e-prescriptions  

Provisional PIP Registration Process 
**Information and a user guide on the new Provisional PIP Registration Process have been forwarded to active physician member email addresses on file at the CPSS.**




Re-Open Saskatchewan

Guidance Document to Physicians: Re-Open Saskatchewan Phase 3 
Guidance Document to Physicians: Re-open Saskatchewan Phase 2 
Guidance Document to Physicians: Re-open Saskatchewan Phase 1 


Scope of Practice 

COVID-19 Emergency Scope of Practice Expansion Letter and Application Form 



Sick Notes

Physicians providing sick notes to patients to not provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic



Vaccination and Masking 

UPDATED GUIDANCE: CPSS expectations of physicians regarding vaccination status 

Clarification to the Guidance to Physicians providing care to patients in private offices/clinics and the updated public health orders for vaccination and masking requirements 

Guidance to physicians providing care to patients in private offices/clinics and the updated public health orders for vaccination and masking requirements 

CPSS expectations of physicians who are not fully vaccinated and delivering in-person patient care

Guidance to Physicians regarding unvaccinated patients






Vaccine Exemptions (Patients)

Guidance for physicians:  Requests for COVID-19 vaccination exemptions


Virtual Care

College guidance to physicians regarding in-person and virtual care during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Practical Guidance for Virtual Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
CPSS Expectations of Physicians Delivering Virtual Care During a Pandemic 


Apr 11-22