A group of doctors and health care advocates are protesting outside a private health clinic in Vancouver, demanding the clinic stop treating patients who are willing to pay for services that are normally covered by the public system.
The Cambie Surgical Centre is one of two private clinics ordered by the medical services commission to stop extra billing. Monday is the 30-day deadline for the clinic to comply.
Canadian Doctors for Medicare and the BC Health Coalition want the provincial government to act if the clinics continue extra billing.
"There is an issue of equity and justice there, and it's also against the law," Dr. Vanessa Brcic, who planned to be at the protest, told CBC News Sunday.
"So we're drawing attention to that and both asking the public to be aware that the government in not enforcing, it is endorsing a two-tier health care system in Canada and asking them to step forward and to do so."
Last month, the medical services commission announced it had found 205 bills that were in violation of B.C.'s health care policy totalling almost $500,000.
The commission has no power to impose financial penalties or recover funds from the clinics but ordered an immediate stop to the practice.
Dr. Brian Day, the medical director of the clinics, has said he has no intention to stop the practice. The clinics have already launched a legal challenge of the province's health care laws.