Ministry of Health
Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories
||INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAM
|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
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
G590 Influenza immunization – with visit
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.
30 Poyntz St.
119 King St. W
P.O. Box 2280, Stn. A
220-808 Robertson St.
1055 Princess St.
P.O. Box 9000
1400 Weber St. E. Unit B2
217 York St., 5th FloorP.O. Box 5700 Terminal A
201 City Centre Dr.
P.O. Box 7020, Stn. A
101-447 McKeown St.
Exec. Tower, Oshawa Centre. 419 King St. W.
P.O. Box 635 L1H 8L4
75 Albert Street
981 2nd Avenue E.
550 Lansdowne St. W.
59 Church St 3rd Floor
452 Christina St. N.
|Sault Ste. Marie
Roberta Bondar Place
70 Foster Dr., Ste. 100
199 Larch St.,
435 James St. S. ,
38 Pine St. N., Ste. 110
2195 Yonge St.
P.O Box 1700 Stn. A
1427 Ouellette Ave.
P.O. Box 48