Strategic Plan 2018-2020


Objectives 2019/20


Stakeholder engagement

The College is committed to sharing information and consulting widely with stakeholders on matters of mutual interest and importance.


Practice standards are clear, unambiguous and registrants are able to operationalize them in day-to-day practice.

We achieve this by:
Consulting with registrants during the development of new and revised practice standards to understand their perspectives and input on specific topics and ideas.

Information about the College and its practice standards is relevant, clear and easy for the public to access and understand.

We achieve this by:
Consulting with the public to ensure they are aware of, informed of, and have input into practice standards and other regulatory matters that affect them.

Continuous quality improvement

The College is committed to assessing and reflecting on its regulatory work with a focus on continuous improvement in its processes with measurable outcomes.


The board and statutory committees implement leading practices to ensure
effective governance in the public interest.

We achieve this by:
Implementing recommendations resulting from the governance review.

The registration department achieves a peer accreditation award evidencing best practices in registration and licensure.

We achieve this by:
Engaging the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta to conduct a peer review of the registration department utilizing the FIRMS modules.

Regulatory innovation

The College is agile, open and willing to change as necessary, and able to anticipate and respond to external forces and future context. The College uses data to make informed strategic decisions about change in order to enhance its regulatory impact.


Potentially unsafe prescribing practices are identified and addressed effectively.

We achieve this by:
Establishing a provincial prescription monitoring program.

Physicians holding full credentials and clean Certificates of Professional Conduct can obtain expedited licensure in other jurisdictions.

We achieve this by:
Implementing a policy supporting expedited licensure and signing a Memorandum of Understanding with participating provinces and territories.