The province is asking Winnipeg police to investigate falsified billing statements made by Dr. Randy Allan who had admitted to trading drugs for sex.
Allan was providing prescriptions for narcotic drugs to two female addicts he met in massage parlours, in return for sex.
Manitoba's minister of health said officials hope to recover about $200 that was billed to the province's health plan, based on the statements.
"It appears to be a reasonably small amount of money," Theresa Oswald said. "But we do believe that this warrants investigation from those that are more expert in this area and that's why we have turned it over to police."
Allan's medical licence was suspended by the College of Physician and Surgeons of Manitoba for 18 months.
Oswald said she has problems with that.
"The penalty does seem small for the nature of the quite disgusting thing that this physician did," she said. "I am going to be meeting with the College very swiftly to talk more."
Oswald added officials will review practices in other parts of Canada, to see how incidents involving doctors and sexual misconduct are penalized.
Ontario imposes a minimum suspension of 5 years.