New Standard of Practice: Episodic Visits, House Calls, and Walk-in Primary Care
The new Standard of Practice for Episodic Visits, House Calls, and Walk-in Primary Care is effective November 1, 2022.
The Standard recognizes episodic, house calls, and walk-in clinic primary care play an important role in the delivery of medical care and provides additional guidance for the profession to ensure continuity in medical care for the public.
The Standard contains provisions on:
- The appropriate standard of care
- Provisions to advise the primary care provider of episodic care
- Supporting patients
- Continuity of care and follow-up care
Feedback for the Standard was provided by the public, CPSM registrants, and other stakeholders during the public consultation period. Input was also provided by physicians practicing in sports medicine and other specialized clinics. Revisions were made to the Standard based on the feedback. As always, patient safety is the focus.
The Standard of Practice – Episodic Visits, House Calls, and Walk-in Primary Care is effective November 1, 2022. View the complete Standard here.