The Specialist Emergency Coverage Program (SECP) was created in 2001 to meet the emergency medical needs of new or unassigned patients requiring specialty care, and to ensure that specialists providing coverage as part of an established call rotation are fairly compensated for being available to provide this service.
The program is managed by a committee, with representation from the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA), the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Ministry of Health. The committee is accountable to, and provides advice to, the Minister of Health and the SMA board of directors.
Applying for a call rotation
Physician specialty groups and the Saskatchewan Health Authority who are interested in applying for a call rotation or applying for a change in status of an existing call rotation should review the Program Policies and Administrative Guidelines (see Related Documents, below) and send a completed application form to Medical Services Branch, Saskatchewan Health.
Deadlines for applications are January 31 and August 31 of each year.
The committee meets twice annually to review applications and monitor existing call rotations.