What We Do
Serving the public by guiding the medical profession is the College's mission, which we meet through our lines of business.
CPSA Lines of Business
We review physician education, post-graduate training and, when necessary, arrange assessments to determine whether applicants are ready to practise. Physician qualifications and practice details are reviewed annually.
Accredit health facilities
(e.g. diagnostic imaging, laboratories, non-hospital surgical services) We inspect facilities, using stringent clinical and safety standards, and approve the physicians who work in these facilities.
Provide clinical review
We look at data (including prescribing patterns, Continuing Professional Development activity and practice demographics) to identify at-risk practices. We conduct assessments when necessary and work with identified physicians to make improvements. A College-sponsored program provides all physicians with feedback on their practice performance on a five-year cycle.
Investigate and resolve physician-related complaints
We favor an educational or training approach, but apply discipline if necessary.
Contribute to public policy affecting health care delivery
Guide professional conduct and ethical behavior
The Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Code of Conduct outline the College’s expectations of Alberta physicians.
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