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Obtaining an Application Package

Additional information and application packages may be obtained by telephoning (613) 548-6561, making a request by fax to (613) 548-6309 or by writing to: 

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

 Eligibility for SRI

Only physicians whose threshold eligible billings exceed or are likely to exceed the applicable threshold during the fiscal year (April 1, 2001-March 31, 2002) are eligible for the program. Applicants must be providing and must agree to continue to provide during the balance of the fiscal year, services in the specialty, subspecialty or domain of practice for which the exemption is claimedand must submit evidence to that effect upon request. Specialists must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).  Eligibility is limited to physicians practicing in specialties in which they are certified.

Relevant supporting documentation must be submitted with the application. For example, a letter explaining special circumstances/services provided, a copy of specialty/subspecialty certificate or other proof of training where applicable, letters of support from peers and hospital administration as required.

The most recent available provincial physician supply and population data will be used to determine eligibility.

Note:  Physicians currently receiving Underserviced Area Program incentive grants are exempt 
          from threshold reductions and need not apply.

Categories for Approval - Specialists

Geographic Undersupply:The geographic area (defined as the municipality and county in which the applicant practices as well as the adjoining counties) must be less than 75% of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons standard for individual specialists to be considered eligible under the category of geographic undersupply. 

Provincial Resource: The provision of highly subspecialized services to the entire province or large regional referral base with limited numbers of physicians able to perform the service.  Applicants providing a routine specialty service using a different technique or technology will not be considered provincial resources.  Letters of support from colleagues attesting to the special expertise of the applicant are required.

Service Specific Exemption: Fee service code exemptions for obstetrics, invasive cardiology procedures, dialysis, retinal and glaucoma surgery will continue in 2001/2002.  Fee service code exemptions for obstetrics have been expanded for 2001/2002.


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