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Can a physician bill patients to complete notes or forms (e.g., medical, legal or insurance forms)?

Posted October 1, 2020

Yes. If the service is not covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan, physicians can bill patients directly. Your physician should inform you of the cost upfront and the expected payment method. We recommend you discuss the costs with your physician in advance before agreeing to the service.

You also have the right to request a receipt and ask when the uninsured service will be ready/completed.

If you’d like to learn more about whether the rate you’re being charged is reasonable, please feel welcome to contact the Alberta Medical Association—physician billing falls under their purview and they’ll be able to advise you on this.