As provided for in section 42.4 of the Professional Code, a special authorization is an exceptional and temporary measure granting a person legally authorized to practice the profession outside Quebec the right to use a title reserved for members of the order in Quebec or to engage in Quebec in professional activities reserved to them in Quebec.
It is used particularly for the practice of telemedicine (see Guidelines) and also for other activities (see Guidelines) to enable physicians to come to Quebec when invited to learn or teach medical activities or to practice on an ad hoc basis with a specific person or group of people. Please see the Special authorization – Regular application section to find out what documents are required.
If you have a regular permit to practice in Canada, please see the Special authorization – Accelerated application section to find out what documents are required.
In addition, when a physician is invited to come to Quebec to provide care or other services to the public, the preferred route is the permit and, if the person already has a permit to practice in Quebec, reinstatement on the Roll of the Order must be preferred.
To submit an application:
- Physicians who already have a file at the Collège
You must submit your application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are eligible, you will be given access to the Application for special authorization form to be completed through the Collège’s Online services.
- Physicians who are submitting their first application to the Collège
You must submit your application by email to email@example.com and include your curriculum vitae and date of birth (so that a file can be created).
If you are eligible, you will be sent a user code and password by email so that you can complete the Application for special authorization form through the Collège’s Online services.
Professional liability insurance
You must have professional liability insurance.
The amount of the coverage must be at all times at least $5,000,000 per claim, and at least $10,000,000 for the aggregate of the claims submitted during each period of coverage of one year, with a deductible amount not exceeding $1,000 per loss.
Log on to Accès M.D. and go to the Administration section to find out more about the insurance.