New rules could change when and how Alberta doctors can resign
Alberta doctors may soon have to take turns quitting.
The proposed new standard of practice is one of several changes put forward by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
They follow concerns that some doctors were leaving or could soon leave their practices in rural Alberta over an ongoing contract dispute with the province.
The college, which is the regulatory body for doctors, is proposing that physicians would no longer be able to resign from their practice all at once. They would need to stagger resignations to allow reasonable time for replacements to be found.
Another proposed standard change would require departing physicians to make…