Bulletin

   
Bulletin Number
        4362
Date
        November 8, 2000
Direct inquiries to

         Ministry of Health
         Processing Office


(address below)
Distribution
       Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories
Subject      INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAM 2000-2001
On July 25, 2000 the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced that all Ontarians will be eligible for publicly funded influenza vaccine starting in the 2000-2001 flu season.

Fee-for-service claims

Influenza immunization is a fully insured service and the vaccine is publicly funded. No charge can be levied on a patient or third party for the provision of this service and/or the vaccine. Fee codes for the administration of influenza vaccine are:

G590 Influenza immunization – with visit      ....................$3.65

G591 Influenza immunization – sole reason ..................$8.25

For payment purposes, the physician must personally administer the vaccine or delegate the procedure to a nurse. If the physician delegates the procedure, the rules for delegated procedures must be met, i.e.

  • the vaccine is administered by a nurse who is an employee of the physician; and
  • the nurse is under the direct supervision of the physician; and
  • the physician is physically present in the office or clinic at which the nurse is administering the vaccine to ensure that the procedure is being performed competently; and
  • the physician is immediately available at all times to approve, modify or otherwise intervene in the procedure as required in the best interest of the patient.

For complete information about physician billing for delegated procedures, see the Schedule of Benefits, Delegated Procedure, page xxv. For professional standards for delegation of a controlled act, see the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Policy Statement on The Delegation of Controlled Acts, November 1999.

All common elements of insured services are included in the fee payable for this service including documentation requirements and the provision of premises, equipment, supplies and personnel. For complete information about common elements, see the Schedule of Benefits, Common Elements of Insured Services, page iii.

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