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Volume 48, No. 6
B.C. Reg. 111/2005
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
March 22, 2005

B.C. Reg. 111/2005, deposited March 18, 2005, pursuant to the MEDICARE PROTECTION ACT [Section 51]. Order in Council 276/2005, approved and ordered March 17, 2005.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that the Medical and Health Care Services Regulation, B.C. Reg. 426/97, is amended as set out in the attached Schedule.

— S. BOND, Minister of Health Services; G. CAMPBELL, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Schedule

1 Section 2 of the Medical and Health Care Services Regulation, B.C. Reg. 426/97, is amended

(a) by repealing paragraph (a) (i) and substituting the following:

(i) possesses a valid student authorization issued under the Immigration Act (Canada) before its repeal or a study permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), for a period of 6 or more months, , and

(b) by repealing paragraph (b) (i) and substituting the following:

(i) possesses a valid employment authorization issued under the Immigration Act (Canada) before its repeal or a work permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), for a period of 6 or more months, .

2 Section 3 is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Subject to subsections (2) and (3)," and substituting "Subject to subsection (3),",

(b) by repealing subsection (2), and

(c) by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the following:

(3) A person who is deemed to be a resident under subsection (1) is no longer deemed to be a resident within one month of the last day of the month in which the person ceased to be in full time attendance at the university, college or other educational institution.

3 Section 4 is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "the initial 12 consecutive months" and substituting "the initial 24 consecutive months", and

(b) in subsection (3) by striking out "that requires the person to travel from location to location" and substituting "that requires the person to routinely travel".

4 Section 5 is amended

(a) by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

(2) The further period referred to in subsection (1) must not exceed 12 months. , and

(b) by adding the following subsection:

(3) This section applies to a spouse or a child of the resident if the spouse or child

(a) is with the resident who is temporarily absent from British Columbia, and

(b) is also a resident or a deemed resident.

5 Section 10 is amended

(a) by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

(1) No premiums are payable by a resident who

(a) is a recipient of income assistance under the Employment and Assistance Act,

(b) is a recipient of disability assistance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act,

(c) was a recipient under paragraph (a) or (b) within the immediately preceding 6 months and satisfies the commission that he or she has, for the immediately preceding 12 consecutive months, made his or her home in Canada and has been a citizen of Canada or lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence,

(d) is an inmate in a correctional centre in British Columbia as defined under the Correction Act,

(e) is in a facility that is designated by the commission, or

(f) is enrolled by an agency that is designated by the commission.

(1.1) No premiums are payable by a resident for 6 months after the resident has ceased to be a recipient of income assistance under the Employment and Assistance Act or disability assistance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act. , and

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "the Immigration Act (Canada)" and substituting "the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)".

6 Section 11 (1) is amended by striking out "For this section" and substituting "For this section and sections 13 and 14".

7 Section 15 (3) (a) is repealed and the following substituted:

(a) income assistance under the Employment and Assistance Act or disability assistance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act, or .

8 Section 19 is amended

(a) in subsection (2) by striking out everything before paragraph (a) and substituting "The following are services for the purpose of subsection (1) (a) or (b):" and by repealing paragraphs (d) and (e) and substituting the following:

(d) orthodontic service if

(i) the beneficiary is 20 years of age or younger,

(ii) the service arises as part of or following plastic surgical repair performed by a medical practitioner in the treatment of severe congenital facial abnormalities, and

(iii) the service is a dental technical procedure provided by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontist and provided in conjunction with a hospital-based surgical correction of malocclusion of patients registered with the Orthodontic Program for Cleft Lip/Palate and Severe Congenital Cranial-Facial Abnormalities. , and

(b) in subsection (3) by striking out "or (e)".

9 Section 23 (1) (b) is repealed and the following substituted:

(b) rendered to a beneficiary

(i) in British Columbia, or

(ii) in Alberta or the Yukon Territory, whichever is the nearest reasonable location for the beneficiary,

and the beneficiary submits a claim for reimbursement in accordance with the terms set by the Medical Services Commission, .

10 Section 25 (1) (b) is repealed and the following substituted:

(b) rendered to a beneficiary

(i) in British Columbia, or

(ii) in Alberta or the Yukon Territory, whichever is the nearest reasonable location for the beneficiary,

and the beneficiary submits a claim for reimbursement in accordance with the terms set by the Medical Services Commission, .

11 Section 28 is amended by striking out "or its regulations".

12 Sections 33 and 34 are repealed and the following substituted:

Submission, payment and reassessment of claim

33 For the purposes of section 27 (3) (a) and (b) of the Medicare Protection Act, the prescribed period is 90 days.

13 Section 46 (e) is repealed and the following substituted:

(e) the Patterns of Practice Committee of the Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia; .


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