College of doctors has just lifted restrictions on access to the abortion pill in Quebec.
Restrictions related to access to the abortion pill in Quebec were lifted on Thursday by the College of Physicians.
In a press release, the College points out that the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States on abortion has brought to the fore the question of access to the abortion pill in Quebec.
More than 300 doctors co-signed an open letter earlier this month calling for the restrictions to be lifted.
Until x27;to now, the College required a pelvic ultrasound in particular to ensure the gestational age and the location of the pregnancy.
Physicians prescribing the abortion pill also had to undergo training if they were unfamiliar with this area of abortion practice.
The College specifies that the ultrasound obligation has been modified during the pandemic and that it is definitively lifted as of Thursday.
With regard to the training obligation, it is now considered that the voluntary termination of medical pregnancy (IVGM) no longer constitutes a field of practice justifying the application of the Regulation respecting internships and refresher courses that may be imposed on doctors for a doctor who has never practiced in this field.
It is therefore now up to the doctor to ensure that x27;he has the knowledge and skills necessary to prescribe this medication.
A working group will look into training tools, as well as other aspects of the #x27;IVGM, such as the use of telemedicine, the maximum number of weeks of gestation to prescribe it, as well as the contribution of other professionals to prescribe the medication, specifies the College.
< p class="e-p">The role of the College is to ensure the protection of the public, but it also has the duty to ensure that its rules reflect advances in science, evidence, and the evolution of society. That's what he's doing today, College of Physicians president Mauril Gaudreault said in a statement.