Yes. Patients can be billed directly for services not covered by Alberta Health Care. This includes writing sick notes, consulting by phone, copying patient records, filling out insurance or legal forms, and driver’s medical exams. Be sure to advise the patient in advance and be available to respond to their questions or concerns. You should also take into consideration a patient’s ability to pay for such a fee.
For more details on fees and billings, contact the Alberta Medical Association.