CFPC Policy Papers

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) produces papers on health care, primary care and family medicine issues and policies.

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Joint Position statement - The Role of Family Physicians and physicians with Added Competencies in Sport and Exercise Medicine in a Public Health Approach to Concussions

Initially brought to the public’s attention through media coverage of high profile professional athletes and dramatic complications in amateur athletes, concussion is recognised as a public health issue. This increased awareness of concussion has been associated with a sharp rise in medical consultations for sport-related brain injuries. The potential implications of a missed or poorly managed concussion makes proper identification and management essential.


Sports Medicine

Medical Marijuana Position Statement

The CFPC addresses Health Canada’s Proposed Changes to Medical Marijuana Regulations.


Drugs & Therapeutics

Patient-centred primary care in Canada. Bring it on home. Discussion Paper.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recommends the introduction of the medical home concept for the people of Canada; incorporating the strengths of medical home models elsewhere in the world with the primary care renewal experiences currently unfolding across Canada. A medical home is a place where patients have a personal family physician who provides and directs their medical care.


Health Care Delivery

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.


Interprofessional Relations,

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.



Health Care Delivery,

Information Technology

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.


Drugs & Therapeutics

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. 


Health Care Delivery

Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying

Another excellent resource for physicians is the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)’s Framework on Assisted Dying: Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying  


Report Card.

The CFPC believes that every Canadian in every community should have a family doctor. In 2007, the CFPC released a Position Statement: Improving Access to Care for Patients in Canada. The Statement outlined strategies to increase the number of Canadians who have their own family doctor.


Health Care Delivery

Report on Family Medicine Maternity Care Training

In May 2012, the Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee released the Report of the Working Group on Family Medicine Maternity Care Training.


Maternity & Newborn Care,

Medical Education

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