Locum Program Registration

A physician wanting to apply for locum coverage needs to complete the following steps:

1. Verify your eligibility by referring to the Department of Health and Wellness’ Locum Guidelines.

2. Submit a completed application form for GP Locum or Specialist Locum, to the MSI Locum Coordinator.  Notification regarding approval/denial will be sent within 2 working days to the locum physician and the host physician or host DHA Chief of Staff / VP of Medicine.  Please ensure the locum application form is completed in full including the three letter submitter ID.

If approved, the locum physician needs to complete the following:

1. Submit a completed  MSI Provider Business Arrangement Form and void cheque to the MSI Provider Coordinators, if your banking information is not on file with MSI.

If the locum physician chooses the guaranteed daily rate as the preferred payment option, the locum physician will receive a locum shadow billing business arrangement (BA) number from MSI if a locum shadow billing BA number has not already been assigned.  The shadow billing BA number is to be used to submit shadow billings.  Payment through the Locum Program can only be provided where the locum physician has obtained a locum shadow billing arrangement number.

2. Submit a completed Locum Claim Form to the MSI Locum Coordinator for payment at the end of the locum, or on a weekly basis.  The claim form will be verified by MSI for payment.  Payment for locum services is subject to receipt of shadow billings.

3. If the shadow billings for Insured Medical services are higher than the applicable minimum daily rate on a given day, including for Insured Medical Services delivered after hours, the locum physician will receive the amount of shadow billings greater than the applicable minimum daily rate.

If a Physician is required by the health authority to travel for the locum assignment, travel will be reimbursed as per the travel guidelines. Receipts must be submitted.


If you have any questions, please contact us:

MSI Locum Coordinator
Medavie Blue Cross
Local Phone: 902-496-7011
Local Fax: 902-496-3060
Toll-Free Fax: 1-855-350-3060
Email: [email protected]

MSI Provider Coordinators
Local Fax: 902-469-4674
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-910-4674
Email: [email protected]


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Site last updated: April 25th, 2024.