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The Regular Rural Locum Program is now funded through the AMA Agreement, while the Weekend and Seniors' Weekend Locum Programs are funded by the RPAP. These initiatives are administered by the Alberta Medical Association on behalf of the funders.
The following locum programs are available to rural Alberta physicians:
Physicians in communities with four or fewer physicians may access the program, and each physician is eligible for four weeks of locum coverage per year.
Summer months are limited to a maximum of two weeks per physician to accommodate the high demand for the service. Communities with critical shortages are assisted with locum coverage based on locum availability.
The weekend initiative provides weekend relief so rural physicians may work emergency department shifts of a frequency no greater than one-in-four weekends.
The Seniors' Weekend Locum Program gives senior rural physicians the option to decrease or eliminate weekend hospital call. Local physicians have the first option to pick up the extra call or the Weekend Rural Locum Program provides weekend coverage.