Dictionary review hub

The provincial privileging dictionaries are live documents and will be adapted as needed to reflect new practices or technologies.

The original privileging dictionaries were developed by more than 300 BC medical professionals and specialty experts. Changes to the dictionaries will occur in iterative cycles of review and refresh. This page features current dictionary refresh activities.

Dictionary review project (2016-19)

Over the 3 year refresh project, all provincial dictionaries will be reviewed and updated. Open a category below to see the status of current reviews.  Follow the links to view and provide input on dictionary drafts or revised final versions.

The project to refresh the content of all original dictionaries is now complete. Each dictionary will now be reviewed on a rolling basis over a five-year schedule, except where significant changes to practice or technology may trigger an unscheduled review.

See the current version of each dictionary at View dictionaries.

To submit a request for revisions to a dictionary, use the request form.

​Wave 3

April 2018 - March 2019

​Wave 4

April - December 2019

Are you a medical professional or specialty expert in a discipline listed below? If so, follow the link to view and provide input on a working dictionary draft.



The following new or revised dictionaries have been approved and are now available in the View dictionaries section.