We’ll find out soon on whether Doctors will accept a new fee agreement proposed by the Ontario Medical Association and the government.
Doctors with a contract vote today on a 4 year deal which would give doctors the power to co-manage the system with the Ministry of Health and increase Ontario’s physician services budget to $12.9 billion by 2020.
However, some doctors are angry over the OMA’s failure to get an agreement on binding arbitration, and want colleagues to reject the new agreement .
The group Concerned Ontario Doctors staged rallies and protest marches urging physicians to vote against the deal, warning it doesn’t provide adequate funding to provide the services patients need.
The results of the vote aren’t expected to be known until Monday.