Liberalize Medical Practices

It will be possible for doctors to work in the private sector …

Resolution #24: Liberalize Medical Practices (Official French version)

It will be possible for doctors to work in the private sector without being obliged to disaffiliate from the RAMQ and the public system. This liberalization will occur only if certain conditions are met to ensure that the public system is not stripped of its current resources.

Contrary to common belief, there are available unused resources which can serve the private sector without affecting the public sector. For example, in 2008 it was estimated that more than half (51%) of Québec specialists were willing to work an additional 4 hours weekly in the private sector. These same specialists agreed to be under an obligation to provide a minimum of a 35- hour work week in the public sector before being allowed to work in the private sector.