Locum Tenens

When  a physician wishes to recruit a colleague to carry out the practice of medicine in his/her place and to have that colleague bill in his/her place and in his/her name, the College must be advised in advance and approve the specific time interval.  Only when written approval is received may a physician act in place of another.  Without written approval as a locum tenens, one physician may replace another but must act and bill independently.