May 1, 2023 – Government of PEI: The Atlantic Physician Register will launch today, May 1, in the four Atlantic provinces. National Physicians’ Day is celebrated in Canada on May 1.
Atlantic Physicians will now be able to practice in any other Atlantic province by opting in to the Atlantic Physician Registry.
This new Atlantic Registry delivers on a commitment made by Atlantic Premiers and Registrars from the four Atlantic Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons to make it easier for physicians to move around Atlantic Canada, supporting efforts to improve healthcare services for Atlantic Canadians.
The colleges have agreed on an annual fee of $500 for physicians on the Atlantic Register. Physicians on the register would no longer be subject to locum or temporary licence fees.
Premiers thank the Registrars for their ongoing partnership in launching the register, an example of the benefits of regional cooperation. Advancing the Atlantic Physician Register demonstrates Premiers’ commitment to improve healthcare delivery for Atlantic Canadians.
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