Locum Physicians: Eligibility

To provide locum services through the Rural Specialist Locum Program (RSLP), a locum physician must:

  • Be licensed (or eligible) to practise medicine in BC.
  • Be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or be a non-certified specialist with additional recognized training in one of the core specialties and eligible to write the qualifying exams.
  • Be a resident of BC for the duration of the locum contract.
  • Have malpractice liability insurance with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).
  • Certification in ATLS, ACLS, or The CARE Course(preferred but not mandatory).
  • Enrolled in the Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP).
  • Not be a core specialist in a health authority's rural community RSLP designated specialty centre.
  • Obtain privileges by the applicable health authority to practise in the designated hospital(s).

Locum physicians will usually assume the host physician's hospital and on-call responsibilities during the assignment as per health authority requirements.

To Apply


To apply to work as a locum physician with the RSLP, you will be required to submit: 

  • A signed application form: Application to Provide Locum Services.
  • Specialists must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or be a non-certified specialist with additional recognized training in one of the core specialties and eligible to write qualifying exams. 
  • Proof of current licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
  • Proof of current malpractice insurance with the CMPA.
  • Your MSP billing number.
  • ATLS, ACLS or The CARE Course certification (preferred but not mandatory).
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Confirmation that you are formally credentialed and privileged by the applicable health authority to practise in the designated hospital.

Once your application has been completed, and all accompanying documentation has been received, you will be notified of your registration status. 

After you have been accepted into the program, you will be sent a service agreement which must be signed and returned to our office prior to the commencement of a locum assignment. This service agreement is renewed annually.

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RSLP Policy (PDF) 

 

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