As of September 9, 2014, 2,712 healthcare facilities have submitted their service provider applications.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) committed to providing service providers who applied by August 31, 2014 with a licensing decision by November 30, 2014.
If you have not yet applied for your licence, don't delay
As of December 1, 2014, you will require a service provider licence issued by FSCO to invoice and receive payment directly from automobile insurers for specific "listed expenses", in connection with statutory accident benefits provided on or after December 1, 2014. Applications received after August 31, 2014 are being reviewed on a first come, first served basis and the service guarantee no longer applies.
FSCO continues to accept licence applications from service providers, and encourages service providers to apply now.
FSCO launches public registry of licensed service providers
By law, FSCO must maintain a public registry of current and former licensed service providers. The initial phase of the public registry is now available on FSCO's website, and lists the legal name of newly licensed service providers.
FSCO will later expand the registry to include the following information:
- Licence number
- Ontario mailing address
- Issue date of licence
- Status of licence (e.g., suspended)
- Licence conditions (if applicable)
- Previous licence status (e.g., lapses, suspension, revocation, or other reason)
- Name of principal representative
- The address of every facility, branch or location in Ontario
The public registry will allow statutory accident benefit claimants and automobile insurers to quickly identify which service providers are licensed to be paid by insurers directly for listed expenses.
For commonly asked questions about the public registry and licence applications, visit FSCO's website.