COVID-19

Last update: May 8, 2020 

CPSS Expectations of Physicians


Maintenance of Certification during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Changes to Requirements (CPSS) (Mar 26, 2020)

Access to care during the COVID-10 pandemic (Mar 25, 2020)

CPSS Expectations of Physicians Delivering Virtual Care During a Pandemic  (Mar 17, 2020)

Code of Ethics

Code of Conduct


Physician offices requiring patients to wear masks for in-person appointments

Physicians who consider a policy that patients should wear masks for office visits, but are not supplying the masks, needs to be aware that they should not deny any patient who presents without a mask access to the required services. Such a policy or request should be based on a reasonable risk assessment of which patients would require masks, and the usual precautions should be taken for infection control within the office.  

If Physicians determine that they cannot provide a service to patients who are not wearing masks, a reasonable alternative to care delivery should be offered in an expedient manner. Physicians should ensure that this is communicated to patients in a respectful manner, and contextually all reasonable steps should be taken to ensure that such a policy do not impede access, real or perceived

COVID-19 Pandemic Skills Inventory and Exposure Reporting