Published Reports

These reports and  policy papers have been published by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed online, but may be kept on file. Contact us.

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Physician assistants. Position Statement.

 The CFPC recognizes that physician assistants, under the direction and supervision of a family physician, are among those professionals with the potential to augment access to family practice services/primary care.


CFPC Policy Paper

Interprofessional Relations,

Health Care Delivery

Physician guidelines for online communication with patients.

Online communications with patients The increased availability and use of the Internet have facilitated online communication between physicians and patients when the patient is not physically present at the physician’s place of practice. Online communications may be directly related to the provision of patient care


Endorsed Document

Physician-Patient Relations

Policy on dietary sodium.

Dietary Sodium Given that the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has established a daily Adequate Intake (AI) for sodium of 1200 mg and a daily Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 2300 mg for healthy adults, and these values have been adopted by the Canadian and American governments for setting public


Endorsed Document


Policy on rural practice and rural health 2001.

This Policy on Rural Practice and Rural Health contains strategies to assist governments and professional bodies to ensure that real progress is made toward the goal of improving the health of rural people. These strategies were developed over the six year period following the establishment of the WONCA Working Pa


Endorsed Document

Rural Practice,

Health Care Delivery

Position Statement: Supporting access to data in electronic medical records for quality improvement and research

Family practices across Canada continue to adopt electronic medical records (EMRs) at a rapid pace. The proportion of family physicians using EMRs has quadrupled in recent years, growing to 85 per cent in 2017 from 16 per cent in 2004. EMR uptake has been successful in part due to substantial government support, which has included publicly funded subsidies for family practices.


CFPC Policy Paper


Health Care Delivery,

Information Technology

Postgraduate education for rural family practice: Vision and recommendations for the new millennium.

The Working Group on Postgraduate Education for Rural Family Practice of the College of Family Physicians of Canada was established in 1998 to review the current state of postgraduate education for rural practice in Canada and to outline an appropriate curriculum to prepare new family physicians for the challenges of rural practice.


Education Document/Report

Rural Practice,

Medical Education

Prescribing Rights for Health Professionals. Position Statement.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) supports models of practice that include enhanced roles for non-physician health professionals to improve access to care for patients. Legislation enabling non-physician health care professionals to prescribe medications has been enacted in some jurisdictions.


CFPC Policy Paper

Drugs & Therapeutics

Preventive Care Checklist Forms.

The Preventive Care Checklist Form© was most recently updated in 2015. © The forms have been updated with current recommendations to enable family physicians to provide comprehensive, evidence-based care to patients during period health examinations. The forms were re-endorsed through a peer-review process by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  


Endorsed Practice Resource

Periodic Health Examination,

Preventive Care

    Primary care and family medicine in Canada: A prescription for renewal. Position Paper.

    In this document the CFPC presents a model for delivery of primary care services by family doctors, nurses, and other health care providers and offers strategies and recommendations to both create and sustain this model. 


    CFPC Policy Paper

    Health Care Delivery

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