Bill 95 1998
An Act to provide for fair distribution of medical resources in Ontario
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Contracts to serve
1. (1) No Canadian resident may enrol in a faculty of medicine in Ontario unless the person has entered into a contract with the Crown agreeing to,
(a) become qualified to practise medicine in Ontario within a period specified in the contract; and
(b) after becoming qualified, practise medicine in an area of Ontario designated by the Minister of Health for a period specified in the contract.
(2) It is a term of every contract described in subsection (1) that, in the event of default by the Canadian resident, the amount of the cost of his or her medical education that the Crown has paid or subsidized, as determined by the Minister of Health, immediately becomes a debt owing to the Crown.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Fair Distribution of Medical Resources Act, 1998.
The intent of the Bill is to ensure fair and equitable distribution of physicians' services across Ontario. Canadian residents who are students in a faculty of medicine in Ontario are required to enter into a contract with the Crown under which they agree, after graduating, to practise medicine in an area of Ontario designated by the Minister of Health for a period specified in the contract. If they default on the contract, the Crown is entitled to recover from them the amount of the cost of their education that the Crown has paid or subsidized.
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Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.