an Application Package
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:
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.
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.
most recent available provincial physician supply and population data will
be used to determine eligibility.
currently receiving Underserviced Area Program incentive grants are
Categories for Approval - Specialists
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
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.
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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