Doctors reprimanded for treating family members, then billing taxpayers

Hundreds of B.C. doctors have been running afoul of professional and ethical standards by treating family members and then billing taxpayers for it.

An audit of doctors’ billings has revealed that 757 B.C. doctors were caught billing the taxpayer-funded Medical Services Plan a total of about $100,000 in the past four years for treating themselves or family members.

It’s an ethical, professional standards matter the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC takes seriously. Last year, it sent letters of reprimand to about eight doctors who treated family members and then billed for it.

Pamela Fayerman Reports

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