Education minister Yves Bolduc says he'll turn over the bonus money he received while working as a general practitioner in 2012 and 2013.
He made his intentions known at a morning news conference on Wednesday.
He received $215,000 in the period following the PQ's election win in 2012, after he took on hundreds of new patients.
He was benefiting from a system he himself created in 2011, while he was the health minister.
The revelation sparked calls from several quarters for him to quit the cabinet — including from Claude Castonguay, the Liberal health minister of the 1970s who's credited as the father of Quebec's medicare system.