Each province has its own process for approving medically necessary services rendered outside Canada. It is the responsibility of the ordering physician/genetic counselor to obtain approval, from the appropriate Ministry of Health administering body, for Athena Diagnostics testing services. An MOH letter of approval is required before testing begins.
The table below is provided for reference only.
|Provincial Out of Country
Services Program Information
|Out of Country Health Services Committee (OOCHSC)
|Ministry of Health, Medical Services Plan (MSP)
|Manitoba Health, via the Out-of-Province Genetic Testing Committee
|New Brunswick Medicare or the Regional Health Authorities
|Newfoundland & Labrador
|Newfoundland Medical Care Program
|Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
|District Health Authorities & the IWK
|Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC)
|Régie de L’Assurance Maladie (RAMQ or Régie)
|Ministry of Health, Medical Services Branch