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Canada Health Act and National Standards for Medically Necessary Care Across Provinces and Territories – 2020

CFUW Markham-Unionville

RESOLVED, That in order to maintain the integrity of the Canada Health Act, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) urge the Federal Government to work with the provincial and territorial governments and health ministries to define national standards for “medically necessary care”, across the provinces and territories, in order to eliminate potential inconsistencies across provincial and territorial health care insurance plans with respect to:

  1. Definition of medically necessary services.
  2. Additional benefits provided by each province/territory.
  3. Additions/deletions to the list of insured services and physician schedule of benefits.
  4. Uninsured services for which a patient may be charged.

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