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Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia
October 13, 2020

With virtual care agreement set to expire, Doctors Nova Scotia calls for permanent solution

Global Halifax

Virtual care options for patients and doctors in Nova Scotia, like telephone and videoconferencing, are set to expire at the end of the year and there’s no word from the province if the e-health programming will be extended.

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October 13, 2020

Nova Scotia's doctors demand long-term commitment to virtual appointments

Chronicle Herald

The province needs to commit to funding virtual health care beyond the end of December, making it a permanent option for doctors and patients, says the president of Doctors Nova Scotia.

“What we do know is that there is a path forward and this is something that has to happen, said Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie at Tuesday’s standing committee on health. “We need to find a way to make it work.”

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September 25, 2020

Nova Scotia to extend access to virtual care options for doctors and patients

Global News

Nova Scotia announced Friday that it’s extending access to virtual care options, like telephone and videoconferencing, which are available for doctors to connect with patients.

The province implemented a non-face-to-face billing code since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, and that will now be available until Dec. 31, 2020.

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