Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: SK
Lead People/Agency: Saskatchewan Ministry of Health
Saskatchewan Health Minister: Jim Reiter
Overview: Saskatchewan is working to support physicians to provide virtual healthcare appointments. As of now, patients will be able to access physician care via telephone. A new payment fee code for physicians will support these services. Additionally, the Ministry of Health is in the process of enabling the provision of virtual care through secure video. The intended effect of these efforts is to increase access to health care amid COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/march/13/supports-for-physician-safety
Type of Justification: No justification given