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Bulletin Number
        4342
Date
        July 7, 1999
Direct inquiries to
         Ministry of Health
         Processing Office

(address below)
Distribution
        Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, and Laboratories
Subject     

SPECIALIST RETENTION INITIATIVE
1999/2000 PROGRAM

Purpose of SRI

The Specialist Retention Initiative (SRI) is designed to encourage physicians to maintain services in areas of marked undersupply, and to discourage specialists who provide rare subspecialty services from leaving the province, because of thresholds.

The SRI is a transitional program intended to assist while physicians are recruited so that undersupplied conditions are eliminated or reduced. As a condition of enrolment, physicians must agree to assist in recruiting additional physicians to their areas. Recruitment will allow the physician to adjust his/her practice pattern by, for example, reallocating patients to their colleagues to avoid or minimize the effects of future threshold reductions.

Deadline for Submission

Applications must be received by the Ministry of Health at the address noted below by March 1, 2000, to be eligible for consideration. Applicants are responsible for delivery of all required documents to the ministry and must use registered mail, Priority Post or courier with signed receipt. Applications received after deadline will not be considered.

Annual Re-Application Required

All physicians who wish to renew their enrolment in SRI must submit an application, including all required documentation as well as evidence of their efforts to satisfy the recruitment provision of their SRI agreement. Demonstration of recruitment efforts will be an important consideration in determining whether applicants will be re-admitted to SRI.

Office locations
Barrie
30 Poyntz St.
L4M 3P2
Hamilton
119 King St. W
P.O. Box 2280, Stn. A
L8N 4C8
Kenora
220-808 Robertson St.
P9N 1X9
Kingston
1055 Princess St.
P.O. Box 9000
K7L 5A9
Kitchener
Canada Life Square
Main Floor
235 King St. E.,
N2G 4N5
London
217 York St., 5th FloorP.O. Box 5700
Terminal A
N6A 1B7
Mississauga
201 City Centre Dr.
P.O. Box 7020, Stn. A
L5A 3M1
North Bay
101-447 McKeown St.
P1B 9S9
Oshawa
Exec. Tower,
Oshawa Centre.
419 King St. W.
P.O. Box 635 L1H 8L4
Ottawa
Fuller Building
75 Albert Street
K1P 5Y9
Owen Sound
981 2nd Avenue E.
N4K 2H5
Peterborough
550 Lansdowne St. W.
K9J 8J8
St. Catharines
59 Church St
3rd Floor
L2R 3C3
Sarnia
452 Christina St. N.
N7T 5W4
Sault Ste. Marie
Roberta Bondar Place
70 Foster Dr., Ste. 100
P6A 6V4
Sudbury
199 Larch St.,
Suite 801
P3E 5R1
Thunder Bay
435 James St. S. ,
Suite 113
P7E 6T1
Timmins
38 Pine St. N., Ste. 110
P4N 6K6
Toronto
2195 Yonge St.
P.O Box 1700 Stn. A
M5W 1G9
Windsor
1427 Ouellette Ave.
N8X 1K1
Head Office
P.O. Box 38
Kingston, ON
K7L 5J2