Sessional Rates

A session is defined as 3.5 hours of service. Rates are defined by an agreement between the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC (formerly known as the BC Medical Association).

This type of funding arrangement may be appropriate for programs requiring less than one full-time equivalent (FTE) of physician time.

Sessional rates for GPs and specialists

The sessional rates effective April 1, 2017, are as follows:

  • General Practitioners: $463.99
  • Specialists: $547.32

Sessional rates for forensic psychiatry GPs and SPs

Sessional rates for practitioners providing services to the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission (and the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Youth Forensic Services, now a part of the Ministry of Children and Family Development), are as follows:

  • Forensic Psychiatry GP: $503.27
  • Forensic Psychiatry SP: $776.16

Application access

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Ministry of Health: Negotiated Agreements with the Doctors of BC