Income Stabilization Program

The below information is from the April 27, 2020 Medavie bulletin:

Recently the Department of Health and Wellness, Doctors Nova Scotia, NSHA and IWK have worked together to address income stability for fee-for-service (FFS) physicians during COVID-19 and stabilize the supply of physicians to meet the demands of the health-care system during the pandemic. This voluntary income stability program compensates FFS physicians who commit to be available for redeployment as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are a FFS physician and choose to participate, you may be deployed to do a variety of tasks in hospitals, assessment centres, long-term care centres or in other locations as needed and as safe and appropriate for your training. Under this program, when you are not deployed you are still required to continue to provide all normal office or hospital-based services (in person or virtually) to the best of your ability within the context of the pandemic.
The physician declaration form offers FFS Physician’s two income stability options to choose from and lays out the program terms. Please read the declaration carefully.
If you elect to participate, please complete the declaration form and return it to MSI by May 7, 2020. Only those physicians having signed and returned the declaration form by May 7, 2020 will be eligible for this program unless evidence is provided of extenuating circumstances.
If you have questions or require assistance in competing this form, please contact MSI at 902-496-7011 or toll-free 1-866-553-0585 (option 1/option 1) or email Thank you for your leadership in the health care system during COVID-19.