April 27, 2001 (April 30, 1989)
Ministry of Health
Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories
PROCEDURES IN OFFICE
the Schedule of Benefits, Physicians
Services, Section B-10 of the Preamble deals with procedures that
may be performed in the office on behalf of the physicians by a
person in his/her employ while under the physician’s direct
supervision and claimed as an insured benefit of OHIP.
Plan interprets the wording to mean:
procedures are performed in an office owned or leased by the
physician. As a
general rule, the procedures will be carried out in the office
wherein the physician provides all medical services within the
scope of his/her specialty. Any
exceptions to this rule will be subject to the written approval of
person is an employee as evidenced by payments made to the
employee and usual deductions for tax, Canada Pension, and
Unemployment Insurance, as dictated by Revenue Canada, are being
made. According to
Revenue Canada, “Every Employer is required by law to deduct
Canada Pension Plan Contributions and Unemployment Insurance
Premiums from the pensionable and insurable wages, salaries, and
other remuneration, including any taxable benefit they pay or
provide their employees as the case may be.
They must remit their amounts to Revenue Canada, Taxation,
along with their employer contribution and premiums on behalf of
clarification, Section B-10 is restated with salient points
"...when procedure(s) are carried out by a physician’s
employee(s) under the direct supervision of the physician in
his/her office, the usual claims may be made for procedure(s)
which are generally and historically accepted as those which may be
carried out by the nurse or other medical assistant in the employ
of the physician. "
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