Health Care Services – Fees
Effective date: April 1, 1997
Application: All Medical Fee Schedules.
Policy subject: Health care services – general
To establish the CEO as authority to negotiate and administer health care services fees.
Historically, fees for medical aid have been determined by the Board, by means of a Board Decision. The function of negotiation with various health care associations to discuss and set fees and standards is an administrative one, and would more appropriately be carried out by the CEO, rather than the Board.
The authority to negotiate and administer fees for medical aid furnished by any health care professional is delegated to the CEO, rather than the present method, which requires a Board Decision.