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Medical Directives

Medical directives are indirect orders that are approved by responsible physicians.  They give authority to a care provider to implement the order on a specific patient population. To help reduce gaps in patient care, SickKids permits health-care providers to have medical directives.  

External organizations may receive orders (such as prescription refills or lab test orders) that were ordered using a medical directive.  

If you have questions regarding medical directives at SickKids, contact medicaldirectives.coordinators@sickkids.ca.