Volume 4 | No. 6 | November / December 2016

Registrar’s message—prescribing Mifegymiso will require clear and concise communication between physicians, patients and pharmacists

Mifegymiso, a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol, provides a non-surgical option for early abortion. It is expected to be available in Canada early in the New Year. Registrants should be aware of the specific requirements for prescribing Mifegymiso to their patients.

Inadequate nursing home notes can cause trouble for physicians and patients

Physicians recognize their legal obligation to make a record documenting the primary concern, history, physical examination findings, diagnoses, investigations, treatment, and follow-up plan every time a patient is seen (see: Medical Records). The requirements of the Medical Services Commission are arguably even more demanding, mandating a record sufficient to allow a similarly trained and experienced physician to seamlessly assume care.

New or updated professional standards and guidelines

The College develops Professional Standards and Guidelines to assist physicians in meeting high standards of medical practice and conduct. The topics addressed focus on specific issues that are relevant to the practice of medicine. Physicians are encouraged to become familiar with the College's Professional Standards and Guidelines, which are reviewed regularly and may be updated over time.

The College Connector is sent to every current registrant of the College. Decisions of the College on matters of standards and guidelines are contained in this publication. The College therefore assumes that each registrant is aware of these matters. Questions or comments about this publication should be directed to communications@cpsbc.ca.

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