Dear PA stakeholders:
There is now a call for the groups of family doctors who are not in Family Health Teams to apply for permanent 100% funding to Allied Health providers, including Physician Assistants.
Please see the message below from the Ontario Medical Association:
Interprofessional Health Provider Funding Application Packages Now Available
To: Primary Health Care Patient Enrolment Model Groups
The 2012 Physician Services Agreement includes a provision for funding to support the integration of interprofessional health providers into non-Family Health Team affiliated patient enrolment model groups.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will provide full salary funding to non-FHT affiliated PEM groups to promote the building of small interdisciplinary and collaborative teams to enhance access to and delivery of quality primary care within their communities.
The application information package is now available online for member reference: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ihp
The deadline to submit applications is August 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. Groups selected to receive funding will be advised no later than September 16.
If you have any questions or require additional information regarding this initiative, please contact the Ministry via email (IHP@ontario.ca) or telephone (613-536-3219), or the OMA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-268-7215.
(via University of Toronto PA program's Facebook page)