Categories for Approval - General Practitioners/Family Practitioners (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.  

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 substantial proportion of his/her services within the undersupplied domain of practice.

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

Service Specific Exemption: Fee service code exemptions for obstetrics have been expanded for 2001/2002.  Fee service code exemptions for HIV/AIDS and palliative care have been included for 2001/2002.

Appeal Process

Physicians whose application is denied and who wish to appeal the decision, must request, in writing, an appeal by the Ministry within 15 days of receiving the notice of denial.

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

Full documentation in support of the appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the appeal request.

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