Facilitating inter-provincial care
Physicians practice close to provincial borders cannot provide care to patients outside their jurisdiction.
However, following discussions with the CMPA, the CMQ has chosen to waive this requirement during this
pandemic and allow Ontario physicians to treat existing Québec patients virtually without special
  • Licensure flexibility
  • Solidarity staffing (eg deployments to/from other jurisdictions)
  • Interjurisdictional mobility
  • Telehealth/virtual care
  • Physicians - Emergency
  • Physicians - Intensive Care
  • Physicians - Primary/Family
  • Physicians - Specialists
In cities with close provincial borders, (e.g. Ottawa, ON and Gatineau, QC) physicians often treat patients from
another province. In regular circumstances, physicians in Ontario who wish to provide virtual (or telemedicine)
care to Québec patients require special authorization from the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ).
  • Critical Care
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Other
Research Intervention - outcome data available
Canadian Medical Protective Association

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