Starting today, treating nurse practitioners can provide patients with medical evidence required by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability program.
Nurse practitioners are now able to independently complete the initial medical report included in the application kit for CPP disability benefits, as well as the medical forms associated with the automatic reinstatement and reassessment of CPP disability benefits and the Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
Expanding the authority of all nurse practitioners to complete the medical reports for the CPP disability program broadens access to the program and reflects the evolving role of nurse practitioners in Canadian healthcare.
- Until today, only nurse practitioners in geographically isolated areas or where there was a lack of available physicians were able to complete the CPP disability medical reports and forms.
- Service Canada will pay health care professionals up to a certain amount for completing medical reports. Clients are responsible for covering any cost over that amount.
- Since December 3, nurse practitioners can also sign medical certificates for the Employment Insurance Program’s family caregiving benefits.
- Canada Pension Plan disability benefit
- Application kit for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits
- Automatic reinstatement of Canada Pension Plan disability benefits
- Vocational Rehabilitation Program for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits recipients
- Information for health professionals
- More choice and flexibility for families and caregivers