Standing Orders

A physician can request a “standing order” of tests on an OHIP requisition for their patients.

A “standing order” requests indicate the time interval and frequency of testing that the doctor has ordered for their patient without having to obtain a new requisition each time for testing.


  • A fully completed and legible requisition as mandated by the MOH is required
  • Testing can be daily, weekly or monthly etc. – the duration and frequency of testing must be clearly written on a OHIP requisition
  • The duration of the order is not to exceed 6 months
  • The patient will be informed at their last visit that their standing order has expired and they must submit a new requisition to resume testing
  • “PRN” or as needed is NOT permitted
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