Recent changes to the Policies and Information Manual

Date of distribution: June 27, 2017

TRANSMITTAL SHEETNo: 04 – 2017      June 27, 2017

WHAT'S CHANGED (Please read the policy documents for complete information).

Please note that policy changes since the last issue are indicated by shaded text or shading in the left margin.

  • Policy 04-06 – Prescribed Opioid Analgesics (Narcotics)
    The Board of Directors has approved changes to Policy 04-06, Part II, Application 4, to reflect the new Standard of Practice on Prescribing: Drugs with Potential for Misuse or Diversion, that was approved by the Council of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta on March 3, 2017.
    The Standard of Practice came into effect on April 1, 2017, and represents the minimum standards of professional behaviour and ethical conduct for all regulated members registered in Alberta. It includes references to cautions and dosages and was developed after extensive consultation with physicians, patients, and stakeholder organizations. It includes, but is not limited to, prescription opioids, benzodiazepines, sedatives, and stimulants.
  • Index
    The Index has been updated to reflect recent policy changes.

Complete list of changed documents

Document Old New
Policy 04-06, Health Care Application 4 Policy 04-06, Part II, Application 4
(issue date June 27, 2017)
Index Index Index
(issue date June 27, 2017)

2017 Policy Transmittals