Licensing Fees and Application Deadlines

May 23, 2014

 
As previously communicated, FSCO will begin accepting health service provider licence applications on June 1, 2014, and licences will go into effect on December 1, 2014.
 

Licensing Fees

 
When applying for a service provider licence, applicants will be required to pay a two-component fee consisting of:  
 
  • A one-time licence application fee of $337

    This one-time fee covers the cost of assessing the application for satisfaction of the regulatory requirements, and determining whether the applicant qualifies for a licence.
  • An annual regulatory fee

    This annual regulatory fee covers the cost of regulating the service provider sector. It is proportional, and varies based on the size and nature of the applicant's business.

    Each applicant’s regulatory fee is calculated according to the following formula:

    $15 multiplied (x) by the total number of unique statutory accident benefit claimants in the calendar year before the year in which the application is made.

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    $128 multiplied (x) by the applicant's total number of business locations at the time the application is made.

    This regulatory fee is prorated, based on a fiscal year cycle that begins April 1 and ends March 31. For example, if the applicant is applying to obtain a licence that is effective December 1, 2014, the fee would be prorated for the period December 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 (four months).

    Using this same example, the full annual regulatory fee would be payable by the licensee beginning in April 1, 2015, and every year thereafter, as directed by FSCO.
FSCO is a cost recovery regulatory agency; it cannot make a profit from health service provider licensing fees. FSCO will evaluate health service provider licensing fees annually to ensure they accurately reflect the costs of regulating the sector and adjust them as necessary to ensure only full cost recovery.
 
Service providers can influence the cost of regulation and fees by complying with the law.

Visit FSCO's Frequently Asked Questions for answers to important questions regarding fees:
 

Apply Today

 
FSCO will begin accepting health service provider licence applications on June 1, 2014.
 
To ensure a licensing decision by November 30, 2014, your business must apply for a health service provider licence before August 31, 2014.
 
Service providers that do not submit licence applications prior to August 31, 2014, may not receive licensing decisions prior to November 30, 2014.
 
An instructional video and online guide will be available on May 30, 2014, to assist all applicants.
 
Visit FSCO's Frequently Asked Questions for answers to important questions regarding the licence application process, such as:  
 

 

More Information

 

For more information, contact FSCO directly:
 
Telephone: 416-250-7250
Toll free: 1-800-668-0128
Fax: (416) 590-7070
TTY: 1-800-387-0584