Code of Conduct
The College of Physicians and Surgeons is responsible to regulate the practice of medicine in Saskatchewan. One of the ways it does that is by developing standards and policies for Saskatchewan physicians. The College is currently seeking comment from all stakeholders, including members of the medical profession, the public, health system organizations and other health professionals on a draft Code of Conduct.
The Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons has approved, in principle, a Code of Conduct for Saskatchewan physicians. This document draws heavily on the CPSA Code of Conduct by the Alberta College and the Code of Ethics of Physicians by the Collège des médecins du Québec. The document is intended to supplement the Code of Ethics adopted by the College. The current Code of Ethics in the College bylaws is largely the same as the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics from 2004.
The draft Code of Conduct document is now being distributed for consultation.
The Council has not yet determined whether, if a Code of Conduct is adopted, it will be a stand-alone document, or will be incorporated into the College bylaws. One possibility for Council to consider is defining failure to comply with the Code of Conduct as unprofessional conduct, in the same way that failing to follow the Code of Ethics is currently defined as unprofessional conduct.
The Council directed a broad-based consultation on the CPSS website in addition to an email consultation request to all members.
The College seeks public comment from all stakeholders, including members of the medical profession, the public, health system organizations and other health professionals on the following draft policy:
CODE OF CONDUCT (DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION)
How to Respond
You may provide your response by clicking on the link below, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council will meet in March 2019 to consider the draft Code of Conduct and the feedback it receives.
Deadline for responses: Friday, March 8, 2019