Mandatory Address Reporting
All physicians are required under Ontario Regulation 57/97 of the Health Insurance Act, to provide in writing, at least 30 days in advance, to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, an address for every place they regularly render insured services in Ontario, to insured persons. Where multiple addresses exist, the physician should identify which one is the primary practice site where possible. In circumstances in which this length of notification is not possible, notify the ministry of the new practice address as soon as it is known. In addition to each address, physicians must indicate whether services are rendered as a locum tenens or rendered as delegated procedures. Practice addresses are released in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, and as such residential addresses are not recommended.
The ministry may require supporting documentation to validate address information and may request information on any other practice addresses. In addition, physicians may be contacted to verify and/or update the address data currently on file with the ministry. This information should be submitted to your local ministry.