NOTICE OF OFFICE CLOSURE:
Due to road conditions, the offices of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan will be closed to the public on Monday, March 4, 2024, and will reopen on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.. 
Thank you for your patience. Please stay safe! 

  

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 The CPSS is a medical regulatory body responsible for the licensing of properly qualified medical practitioners, developing and ensuring the standards of practice in all fields of medicine, and investigating and disciplining of all doctors whose standards of medical care, ethical or professional conduct are questioned.  A variety of services and resources are also made available to the public and to physicians through the top and left navigation menus!   More about us

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News & Announcements

 LTC - Authorized Prescriptions
(2/13/2024)
 
   

Joint Statement: Long Term Care - Authorized Prescriptions                                                                   

The SCPP, the CRNS, the CLPNS, and the CPSS have issued a joint statement regarding verbal orders generated from Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities. A pharmacist may only accept a verbal or faxed original order written and signed by an authorized prescriber e.g. physician, NP, dentist, etc. A pharmacist may not accept a verbal or faxed written order (transcribed) from a nurse. 
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 Public consultation - Opioids and Chronic Pain Guideline
(2/7/2024)
 
   

Invitation for public comment: Opioids and Chronic Pain Guideline                                                                   

(Deadline: 12pm ET February 29, 2024)

The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre guideline group along with their guideline panel, with financial support from the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP), formulated eleven evidence-based recommendations and one good practice statement for the update of the 2017 Canadian guideline on Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. The aim of these recommendations and good practice statement is to provide evidence-based guidance for healthcare providers, patients, caregivers, policymakers, and the public.

The Centre is publicly posting a draft of their recommendations and good practice statement until February 29th to seek input prior to publication and dissemination. Comments are welcome from anyone interested in providing feedback including health care professionals, researchers, policymakers, representatives of industry and insurance companies, people with lived experience, caregivers of people with lived experience, and members of the public.

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 DRUG ADVISORY: Methylfentanyl detected in Saskatchewan
(1/24/2024)
 
   

DRUG ADVISORY: Methylfentanyl detected in Saskatchewan

This advisory is to alert to the presence of methylfentanyl as a brown powder and/or grainy substance and tested in laboratory by Health Canada. Fentanyl was also detected as a co-occurring substance These substances are likely new to the community and individuals may be unaware that they are consuming it. These substances are associated with overdoses or deaths.

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 Vaccines Work
(1/18/2024)
 
   
Vaccines work (regardless of what you may have heard). Please get vaccinated. Please share this message.
We're proud to partner with the following organizations to share this important message: Saskatchewan Medical Association; Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians; Saskatchewan Union of Nurses; The CRNS; & Sask. College of Pharmacy Professionals!

     
       


 Tramadol Reclassification
(1/18/2024)
 
   
NOTICE -  Amendment to prescribing requirements for tramadol
As of March 31, 2022, tramadol will be removed from the Prescription Drug List (PDL) and listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). Tramadol will also be listed as item 19 in the Schedule of the Narcotic Control Regulations (NCR) and therefore subject to all the regulatory requirements set out in the CDSA and NCR.  Details

           


   
                          

    
 

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