Physicians may not charge patients for the costs of supplies used while providing any insured service. These costs are deemed to be included in the fees for the insured service as set out in the Physician’s Manual. For certain insured services a tray fee or technical fee tariff may be claimed in addition when the insured service is provided in a physician’s office.


Physicians are permitted to charge their patients for the cost of supplies such as medications, vaccines and surgical supplies, when providing uninsured services.

In accordance with the College of Physicians & Surgeons Standard Conflict of Interest the charge for these items must bear a direct relation to the actual costs the physician incurs for the items. The cost of supplies are in addition the professional fees you may charge the patient for the uninsured service.

Last updated
September 19, 2022