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FAQ 4. Who can help determine a diagnosis for ME?
The most accepted and used diagnostic criteria for ME in Canada is the Canadian Consensus Criteria. A number of supportive resources and documents have been collected for Health Care Providers: Introduction and diagnosis | MEFM SOCIETY OF BC.
There is not a medical specialty for ME in Canada and ME is not routinely part of medical education programs. However, general practitioners, nurse practitioners and/or other medical specialists (e.g., Internal Medicine), can use the diagnostic criteria to support an ME diagnosis.
Any BC health care provider can also request a 10 min consultation with a physician from the BC Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP) through Referrals - Complex Chronic Diseases Program (bcwomens.ca). Patients do not have to be enrolled, waitlisted or alumni to have their primary health care provider seek access to this consultation.