The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) reviews the standards of care provided by the BC methadone program to heroin-dependent patients throughout the province.
Another reporting change was found in relationship to methadone prescribing when a decrease of clients on methadone was noted and reasons explored with the CPSBC. Further, discussion with the committee members highlighted challenges to methadone access, within the city and in rural areas, which was brought to the attention of the BC Ministry of Health.
See also College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, CPSO Policy: Disclosure of Harm (February 2003), online: CPSO <http://www.cpso.on.ca/Policies/disclosure.htm>; College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Resource Manual for Physicians: Ethical Duty to Report, online: CPSBC
<https://www.cpsbc.ca/cps/physician_resources/publications/ resource_manual/ethicaldutytoreport>; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, Policies and Guidelines: Sexual Misconduct in the Physician-Patient Relationship (Match 2006), online: CPSNS <http://www.cpsns.ns.ca/publications/sexmisconduct_2000.htm>.