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A Focus on the College’s Responsibility regarding Monitored Prescription Drugs

To lead efforts to improve physician prescribing and to protect the public.

Desired Outcomes

  • Physician prescribing of monitored substances is appropriate and aligned with best practices.
  • There is tighter regulation of physicians whose prescribing is not aligned with best practices.


The College will:

  • promote best prescribing practices;
  • implement programs to identify, support and regulate physicians where prescribing is not aligned with best practice;
  • support physicians in their attempt to safely taper opioid prescribing where appropriate;
  • mandate CPD on prescribing for all newly licensed physicians; and
  • promote the development and uptake of effective CPD.