"Allied Health - Pain Management Program "

Medical Directive ID: 
Lead Contact Person: 
Meghan Rumford, Coordinator, Medicine Services
Physician/Nurse Lead: 
Dr. Geoff Bellingham, Physician Leader, St. Joseph's Health Care Pain Management Program, Physician Leader, St. Joseph's Health Care Pain Management Program
Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine - Comprehensive Pain Management Program
Approval By: 
Medical Advisory Committee
Original Effective Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Revised Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
To Be Reviewed Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024
This Medical Directive Applies to the following sites: 
St. Joseph’s
This Medical Directive Applies to the following patient population: 

Outpatient Allied Health Referral for assessment and treatment within role and scope of practice.

Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, and Social Workers comprise the interprofessional allied

health team in the Pain Management Program. While Allied Health Care Professionals (HCPs) do not require an

order to complete an assessment with a patient, the Public Hospital's Act requires Allied HCPs to obtain an order

prior to commencing treatment. The purpose of this medical directive is to ensure that the order for treatment of a

patient by Allied HCPs:

1) complies with college/association/legislative standards;

2) facilitates timely patient care; and

3) promotes interprofessional care.

St. Joseph's Health Care Guideline: Allied Health Orders for Treatment

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