To proceed with your file analysis, the following documents are required :
Upon reception of ALL your documents, the evaluation of you file by the committee can take up to 3 weeks.
YES, the minimum age to become a RITMA member is 18.
Did you know that there is a difference between a professional association and a professional association?
Quebec has 46 professional orders that protect the public. Their main role: to ensure, in their own field, that professionals offer services that meet the quality and integrity standards of the profession. In order to fulfill the important mandate entrusted to them by the law, each professional order has a certain number of powers which constitute as many guarantees for the protection of the public and which ensure the quality of professional services.
As for a professional association, its role is to promote the socio-economic interests and the well-being of its members.
Source: Office des professions
The professional responsability insurance covers your therapeutic acts, your cares, while the civil and general liability insurance covers accidents that can take place at the place of care, for exemple a person that stumbles in your waiting room and gets injured.
No, but it is highly recommended.
No, but it is highly recommended.
NO, the choice of the association is at the therapist's personnal discretion.
For each discipline, it is important to know which activities are reserved for certain professions and which you can not use. To know these activities, refer to web sites :
Articles 35 to 37 of the Code des Professions du Québec at http:// legisquebec .gouv. qc.ca /fr/ ShowDoc /cs/C- 26
Loi médicale Article 31, https://www.legisquebec.gouv.qc.ca/fr/document/lc/m-9
These are two distinct documents.The invoice is intended for the therapist accounting and tax return, while the receipt if for the client who receives a care. The client will present the receipt to his/hers insurance company and according to his/hers insurance plan, there can be a refund. In addition, the client can include the receipt in his tax return for deductable care such as homeopathy, naturopathy and osteopathy.
It is imppotant that ALL fields of the receipt are filled in order to allow the reimbursement for your client by the insurance company. For the Traditional type receipt (similar to a checkbook), the address where the care are given can be written on the same line as the phone number or on the back of the receipt.
To fully understand how electronic receipts work, see the Video Tutorials available in your member's profile.
You must download a software of the type Acrobat Reader (free software). Then, you need to import your receipt and sign it by following the instruction of the software. Click here for a helpful document.
Papers receipts : Fill out a receipt as you would for a first receipt and add DUPLICATE, that way the insurance companies will know that this receipts is a copy of a receipt already issued.
Electronic receipts : In your members profile, in the section Electronic receipts, return to your client's desired receipts and reprint the receipt, DUPLICATE will automatically be mentionned.
Paper receipts : Refer to your receipt books. There is always a place to keep track of your issued receipts, whether you have traditional type receipts (the stub) or professional type receipts (the yellow copy).
Electronic receipts : The system stores all issued electronic receipts, which you can view at any time in your member's profile. You can also refer to the Video Tutorials, also available in your member's profile.
YES, for the therapist, this document is proof that the client indeed accepted to receive the given service. It is not mandatory that this document be that of RITMA's, which can be use as template. Pay attention, the minor child consent form is different then the adult one.
YES, filling out a health summary allows the therapist to ensure the health of the client before profiding a care.
NO, these documents can be used as such or serve as template for a document adapted to you needs.
Not necessarily. As a self-employed worker, your files belong to you, so you will naturally leave with your files. As an employee, only your personnal notes belong to you, records and clients belongs to the clinic.
Contracts between insured and insurer stipulate that upon request, the insured must provide his/hers file in order to be reimbursed. In such a case, either you give the file to your client, or with his/hers whiten permission, directly to the insurer. These notes include client contact information, care dates and evolution notes. The personal notes belong to therapist and are confidential, even in the case of a formal request from the court.
YES, this allows RITMA to keep your file up to date.
YES, your must keep your invoice and the receipt of your annual RITMA contribution in order to give them to your accountant for your tax report. For any other information, refer to your accountant.
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