* Bylaw changes come into effect once they are approved by the Government of Saskatchewan and published in the Saskatchewan Gazette.
Regulatory bylaw 26.1 – Operation of Non-Hospital Treatment Facilities in the Province of Saskatchewan
The Council approved an amendment to permit physicians who seek to provide medical care which involves the use of drugs which are intended to or may induce sedation requiring the monitoring of vital signs to apply for an exemption from the requirement for the facility to be approved as a non-hospital treatment facility to utilize those drugs. An exemption granted pursuant to the amended bylaw may be subject to terms and conditions and may require the physician to provide an undertaking to the College. This amendment was intended to address situations such as physicians administering inhalation analgesia using less than or equal to 50% nitrous oxide in oxygen in a community-based setting.
Regulatory bylaw 18.1 – The Prescription Review Program
This bylaw was amended to permit physicians to prescribe part-fills of specified Prescription Review Program medications without meeting all of the requirements of the current bylaw.
Regulatory bylaw 25.1 – Operation of Diagnostic Imaging Facilities in the Province of Saskatchewan
The Council approved an amendment related to the frequency of inspection of ultrasound equipment. The previous requirement to inspect ultrasound equipment “every six months” is now a requirement to inspect “on a schedule recommended by manufacturer’s instructions.”