New contract options for BC physicians

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 62, No. 9, November 2020, Page 343 News

Following a year of consultations between Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health, the ministry is now offering BC doctors a number of new contract options for interested physicians to help provide greater freedom of choice in the way they practise. The new contract options address a number of key points of interest raised by doctors, including the desire of some established and new-to-practice family doctors to move away from the fee-for-service (FFS) model toward an alternative compensation model, and the needs of doctors whose FFS practices have been significantly destabilized due to conditions resulting from COVID-19.

The contract options are:

  • Group contract for practising family physicians.
  • Individual contracts for new-to-practice family physicians.
  • Simplified temporary COVID-19 service contracts through to 31 December 2021.

Group contracts will also continue to be offered to anesthesiologists and ER physicians.

These new contracts are part of a suite of available compensation options that may be attractive to doctors, depending on their personal circumstances.

The ministry consulted with Doctors of BC during the development of the contracts. For detailed information visit (member login required). If you have questions after reading the material provided online, contact Doctors of BC staff at

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