Medical Records – Guidelines and Issues

An important part of running a practice involves managing patient records. The BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, as part of its role in regulating the profession, oversees standards physicians must follow with respect to medical records.

The Divisions of Family Practice provides useful information on a range of topics to assist physicians with issues and guidelines around medical records. Sections include: obligations of physicians and clinics/practices, physician’s control of the patient medical record, and issues relating to departure or termination The web page also includes templates for individualized planning.