DOCTALK 2022 - Volume 9 Issue 2

 June 2022
 By: Burton O'Soup and Caro Gareau
  Laying the Foundations to Improve Care by Physicians for Indigenous Patients in Saskatchewan

To reaffirm and confirm its intent towards Reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of Saskatchewan and its support of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee (TRC) of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS), Council rejuvenated its TRC Committee in November 2018 and has since taken some key steps to lay a foundation for improved relationships and equal quality of care provided to Indigenous patients throughout the province.  



June 2022 Council Meeting Report
By Dr. Olawale Franklin Igbekoyi, CPSS Council President

Council last met on the 18th & 19th of March 2022.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for the 17th & 18th of June 2022.  Agendas and Executive Summaries with information about the content of the open portion of Council meetings are available here on the College website.

Highlights from the last Council Meeting
  • Council approved the updated document OATP Opioid Agonist Therapy Program Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder as Standards and Guidelines of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.
  • Council approved the Cardiovascular Disease Certification Exam developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine as the basis for physicians who do not have Royal College certification in internal medicine to be approved to bill payment codes 31D and 32D for ECG interpretation.
  • Council approved a new Investment Policy for adoption by the College.
  • Council endorsed the Joyce’s Principle document as a whole in the spirit of Reconciliation, as a foundational and guidance document for the alignment of Council’s initiatives to its principles, and to help guide the Truth and Reconciliation Committee in its work.


    Dr. Olawale Franklin Igbekoyi is President (2021-present) of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan and a Family Physician practicing in Rosetown.