Sale of Products by Physicians
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 policy relating to the sale of products by physicians.
In March of 2018, the Council of the College appointed a committee to make recommendations to Council with respect to a new policy on the sale of products by physicians. The Council recognized that this is an issue fraught with controversy, given the inherent conflict of interest that can arise when a physician seeks to sell products to patients.
The committee’s draft policy has been revised by Council several times and was approved in principle at the Council’s meeting on November 30, 2018. Given the broad-based application of any policy governing physicians’ ability to sell products to patients, 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:
POLICY - SALE OF PRODUCTS BY PHYSICIANS (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 policy and the feedback it receives.
Deadline for responses: Monday, February 11, 2019