Formal Consultation on a new Standard of Practice for Prescribing Opioids

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba invites members, related stakeholders, and the public to provide comments on the proposed new Standard of Practice for Prescribing Opioids, excluding patients with active cancer, in palliative care or at the end-of-life.

The proposed new Schedule to CPSM’s Standards of Practice outlines the way in which doctors are to prescribe opioids to patients across the province.  CPSM has prepared two briefing notes, one for our members and stakeholders and one for the public, and invite you to review your version prior to taking an indepth look at the draft Standard itself.
Member and Stakeholder Briefing
Public Briefing

We also have a link to the Consultation documents on the CPSM web site at  Please submit comments by email to


If you wish to mail in written comments, please address them to:
The Registrar
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba
1000 - 1661 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3J 3T7

CPSM Council values your feedback. Your response helps Council in striking the appropriate balance between serving patient needs and setting reasonable expectations for physician practice.

Anna Ziomek, MD
Registrar/CEO, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba