Standard of Practice for Virtual Medicine - Effective November 1, 2021
CPSM Council approved a new Standard of Practice for Virtual Medicine. While virtual medicine has been beneficial for many reasons, the pandemic has also reinforced the vital importance of in-person care. The general provision is:
Each member’s practice of medicine must include timely in-person care when clinically indicated or requested by the patient. It is not an acceptable standard of care to solely practice virtual medicine. A blended model of care balancing in-person and virtual medicine is required if providing virtual medicine.
Every practitioner engaging in virtual medicine must read and practice this Standard. It includes a Contextual Information and Resources document with further details and links for virtual medicine resources.
Practicing Virtual Medicine Across Provincial and International Borders
While separate from the Standard, the Information Sheet on Virtual Medicine Across Provincial and International Borders provides CPSM’s interpretation of the legislation relating to the practice of telemedicine/virtual medicine across borders.
It includes information for physicians registered in Manitoba looking to practice medicine virtually outside of the province, and for physicians not registered in Manitoba looking to practice virtually to patients in Manitoba.
There is no telemedicine/virtual medicine Class of registration, or a partial registration in Manitoba for treating Manitoba patients.
Read the information sheet for full details.