Medical Liability Reimbursement

(MLR)

This program is provided through an agreement between the AMA and Alberta Health

The MLR program reimburses eligible physicians for part of their Canadian Medical Protective Association dues and other malpractice insurance.

News

November 24, 2022

The AMA will take over administration of the MLR program for the 2023 Canadian Medical Protective Association year. More details will be available on the 2023 reimbursement process in the coming weeks.

Under the agreement, the deductible for all physicians is reduced to $1,000. That means, physicians who were reimbursed for 2022 by Alberta Health based on a higher deductible, will receive an additional reimbursement from Alberta Health. This primarily affects urban specialist physicians because the deductible for family physicians and rural physicians was already set at $1,000. Alberta Health will provide more information to those receiving the additional reimbursement in the coming weeks.

A reminder that to receive the one-time payment and any of the benefit programs, physicians will need to be full members of the AMA or have paid an administration fee equal to full membership. Renew your membership as soon as possible to ensure there are no payment delays. Note that 2021/22 CME program will not have this requirement.

July 9, 2020

Government's Medical Liability Reimbursement program application is now available on the government website at https://www.alberta.ca/medical-liablity-reimbursement-program.aspx. All members will need to complete and submit an application form to receive reimbursement.

  • Members who participate in the early reimbursement program will want to apply soon to ensure they receive reimbursement before the Canadian Medical Protective Association withdraws payment on August 1.
  • Government's application form requires the use of Adobe 8 or higher and members have reported technical issues depending on the device, email application or browser being used. Please contact Alberta Health if you require assistance: health.mlrprogram@gov.ab.ca.
  • Once your application is successfully submitted you will receive a reply email indicating it has been received. Please note that the process for submitting the application to government is through unsecured email, which presents some risk. Members who are concerned should contact Alberta Health at health.mlrprogram@gov.ab.ca to ask about alternative methods for submitting their application.

July 6, 2020

April 27, 2020

April 24, 2020

  • Effective as of today, Alberta Health has assumed responsibility for administering the Medical Liability Reimbursement Program from the Alberta Medical Association. Physicians will be required to apply for reimbursement from Alberta Health.

Questions?

Alberta Health:
health.mlrprogram@gov.ab.ca

CMPA:
For questions about your CMPA fees or CMPA payment method, call:
Toll-free 1-800-267-6522

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