Bill 20 – or An Act to enact the Act to promote access to family medicine and specialized medicine services and to amend various legislative provisions relating to assisted procreation – is a healthcare reform bill proposed by Mr. Gaétan Barrette, the Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services.
The bill is divided into two parts. Part I – an Act to promote access to family medicine and specialized medicine services – imposes certain obligations on physicians who participate in the Quebec Health Insurance Plan. Part II affects the practice and availability of assisted procreation activities.
Part I: Family Physician Obligations
One of the big controversies regarding Part I was the imposition of annual patient quotas on family physicians: either take on a caseload of 1,000 patients ...