Specialists who provide on-call services for RHAs may be compensated in accordance with the On-Call Specialist/Doc of the Day Agreement .
The basic per diem for 24 hours of off-site on-call by a “Specialist” in Winnipeg is currently $500.00. Physicians who provide these services in Brandon, Rural and Northern areas will receive these fees plus the appropriate Fee Differentials.
Physicians are reminded that the On-Call Specialist Agreement sets out the terms and conditions for this service. In particular, on-call is a service where a specialist (or otherwise qualified medical practitioner) has agreed to remain on stand-by in order to respond to urgent or emergent telephone calls from hospital staff, Residents and other physicians requesting advice about a patient and/or to go to the hospital to examine and treat a patient. The per diem applies to on-call coverage requirements as they are determined to be by the RHA.
In addition to the basic rates specialists who provide on-call coverage in excess of 1 in 5 are eligible for a frequency premium of between 5%-15%. A premium will apply to the 75th day of call and each day of on call thereafter provided during the same fiscal year (April 1 through to March 31 of the following calendar year). Frequency premiums are set out in the table below. No premium is payable for the first seventy-four (74) days of service.
|Days “On-Call”||Frequency Premium
– Paid in addition to your applicable daily rate for days beyond 74th day
|1st to 74th day of on-call coverage||No premium – Paid the applicable daily rate.|
|75th to 91st day of on-call coverage||5%|
|92nd to 122nd day of on-call coverage||7.5%|
|123rd to 183rd day of on-call coverage||10.0%|
|Greater than 183 days of on-call coverage||15.0%|
Updated: September 2020