DocTalk 2022 - Volume 9 Issue 4

Bylaw & Policy Updates


Discipline Report


December 2022
By Evan Thompson, Legal Counsel, CPSS

Consent and Privacy Issues with Mature Minors

What is the distinction between a "child" and a "mature minor".  What can physicians disclose to parents about their child or youth's personal health information?   



December 2022
By Nicole Bootsman, PRP Manager,
and Sheila Torrance, Legal Counsel, CPSS
  Amendments to OATP Standards and Guidelines/Policy re Buprenorphine/naloxone prescribing for MAINTAINING (Non-Initiating) Physicians for Opioid Use Disorder

In response to a request for urgent review, Council has amended the educational requirement for buprenorphine/naloxone maintenance prescribing for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The previously required OAT course/workshop is now strongly recommended rather than mandatory.   READ MORE