Starting Jan. 1, 2023, physicians and physician assistants who have active practice permits but are not engaged in any clinical work for at least 6 consecutive months may qualify for the non-clinical register. Clinical work refers to providing medical services or advice directly or indirectly to patients, including writing prescriptions and ordering diagnostic tests.
Examples of situations that may qualify a registered member for the non-clinical register include registered members:
- on parental leave
- performing full-time administrative work
- teaching full-time
Registered members who have sanctions under Part 4 of the Health Professions Act (suspension, withdrawal from active practice due to a complaint) do not qualify for the non-clinical register.