GUIDELINE:  The 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

At its meeting on September 30, 2017 the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons adopted the attached document as a guideline for Saskatchewan physicians when considering whether to prescribe opioids to patients who have Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.

The adoption of the guideline means that the content of the document is generally recommended by the Council of the College as part of providing quality medical care in a professional manner. Physicians licensed with the College are encouraged to follow these recommended courses of action and should exercise reasonable discretion in their decision-making based on this guidance.




Adopted by Council:

September 29, 2017