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Thursday, June 13, 2013

No Decision Made In Doctors' Lawsuit

It's now up to Court of Queen's Bench Justice Judy Clendenning who reserved decision in the lawsuit launched by the New Brunswick Medical Society against the provincial government over Medicare cuts and cap on billings by doctors. A written decision will be issued at a later date.

The provincial government argued in court it has the right to cap medicare payments to doctors and claimed the cap is just a target.  

The Medical society calls it a violation of the agreement doctors earlier reached with the province that doesn't expire until March of next year. Medical Society President Dr. Robert Desjardins says the case is all about the government adhering to a deal it agreed to.