The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) has published numerous position papers and statements on issues related to psychiatric care and practice. Each paper or statement is developed by an expert CPA committee, and reviewed and approved by CPA’s Board of Directors.
It is the policy of the CPA to review each position paper, policy statement and clinical practice guideline every five years after publication or last review. Any such document on the CPA website that has been published more than five years ago and does not explicitly state it has been reviewed and retained as an official document of the CPA, either with revisions or as originally published, should be considered as a historical reference document only.
CPA Position Papers and Statements are organized by topic area below.
Freedom of and From Religion UNDER REVIEW
The Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Psychiatry UNDER REVIEW
Electroconvulsive Therapy UNDER REVIEW
Psychotherapy Training of Psychiatrists UNDER REVIEW
Trainee Safety in Psychiatric Units and Facilities UNDER REVIEW
Informed Consent to Treatment in Psychiatry UNDER REVIEW
Courtroom Testimony UNDER REVIEW
Stigma and Discrimination UNDER REVIEW
Access to Newer Medications UNDER REVIEW
Elements of Care – Indirect Services in Psychiatry UNDER REVIEW
The Duty to Protect UNDER REVIEW
Principles Underlying Mental Health Legislation UNDER REVIEW
Psychiatric Human Resources Planning in Canada UNDER REVIEW
Wait Time Benchmarks for Patients with Serious Psychiatric Illnesses UNDER REVIEW
The Role of Mental Health Legislation UNDER REVIEW
Historical papers are those that have been published more than five years ago and do not explicitly state they have been reviewed and retained as an official document of the CPA. These papers should be considered as a historical reference document only.