Categories for Approval - GP/FPs

Geographic Undersupply: GP/FPs who practice full-time in a community, municipality, or township designated as underserviced by the ministry with a complement of four or fewer GP/FPs which has 75% or less of the recommended complement (one or more vacancies), may be eligible for exemption.

In addition, other factors will be considered such as: travel to the closest referral centre and provision of critical care services.

Undersupplied Domains of Practice: GP/FPs who practice in undersupplied domains of practice (HIV/AIDS, palliative care, and French language services) may be eligible for exemption. A physician who applies for a threshold exemption under this category must provide a majority of his/her services within the undersupplied domain of practice.

Special Consideration: GP/FP’s who can demonstrate that their practice is unique and provides a substantial proportion of essential and undersupplied services to his/her community

Service Specific Exemption: Partial exemption of specific service codes for obstetrical deliveries will continue in 2000/2001.

Appeal Process

GP/FPs or Specialists whose application is denied and wish to appeal the decision, s/he must, within 15 days of receiving notice, request an appeal by the ministry in writing.

The request for appeal must be forwarded in writing to:

Director, Accountability Management Branch, Provider Payment Programs
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
2nd Floor 49 Place d’Armes
PO Box 48
Kingston ON K7L 5J3

Fax: (613) 548-6309


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