Canada Health Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-6)

Act current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2012-06-29. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Reimposition of reductions or withholdings

 In the case of a continuing failure to satisfy any of the criteria described in sections 8 to 12 or to comply with any condition set out in section 13, any reduction or withholding under section 15 of a cash contribution to a province for a fiscal year shall be reimposed for each succeeding fiscal year as long as the Minister is satisfied, after consultation with the minister responsible for health care in the province, that the default is continuing.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-6, s. 16;
  • 1995, c. 17, s. 39.
Marginal note:When reduction or withholding imposed

 Any reduction or withholding under section 15 or 16 of a cash contribution may be imposed in the fiscal year in which the default that gave rise to the reduction or withholding occurred or in the following fiscal year.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-6, s. 17;
  • 1995, c. 17, s. 39.

Extra-billing and User Charges

Marginal note:Extra-billing

 In order that a province may qualify for a full cash contribution referred to in section 5 for a fiscal year, no payments may be permitted by the province for that fiscal year under the health care insurance plan of the province in respect of insured health services that have been subject to extra-billing by medical practitioners or dentists.

  • 1984, c. 6, s. 18.
Marginal note:User charges
  •  (1) In order that a province may qualify for a full cash contribution referred to in section 5 for a fiscal year, user charges must not be permitted by the province for that fiscal year under the health care insurance plan of the province.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of user charges for accommodation or meals provided to an in-patient who, in the opinion of the attending physician, requires chronic care and is more or less permanently resident in a hospital or other institution.

  • 1984, c. 6, s. 19.
Marginal note:Deduction for extra-billing
  •  (1) Where a province fails to comply with the condition set out in section 18, there shall be deducted from the cash contribution to the province for a fiscal year an amount that the Minister, on the basis of information provided in accordance with the regulations, determines to have been charged through extra-billing by medical practitioners or dentists in the province in that fiscal year or, where information is not provided in accordance with the regulations, an amount that the Minister estimates to have been so charged.

  • Marginal note:Deduction for user charges

    (2) Where a province fails to comply with the condition set out in section 19, there shall be deducted from the cash contribution to the province for a fiscal year an amount that the Minister, on the basis of information provided in accordance with the regulations, determines to have been charged in the province in respect of user charges to which section 19 applies in that fiscal year or, where information is not provided in accordance with the regulations, an amount that the Minister estimates to have been so charged.

  • Marginal note:Consultation with province

    (3) The Minister shall not estimate an amount under subsection (1) or (2) without first undertaking to consult the minister responsible for health care in the province concerned.

  • Marginal note:Separate accounting in Public Accounts

    (4) Any amount deducted under subsection (1) or (2) from a cash contribution in any of the three consecutive fiscal years the first of which commences on April 1, 1984 shall be accounted for separately in respect of each province in the Public Accounts for each of those fiscal years in and after which the amount is deducted.

  • Marginal note:Refund to province

    (5) Where, in any of the three fiscal years referred to in subsection (4), extra-billing or user charges have, in the opinion of the Minister, been eliminated in a province, the total amount deducted in respect of extra-billing or user charges, as the case may be, shall be paid to the province.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (6) Nothing in this section restricts the power of the Governor in Council to make any order under section 15.

  • 1984, c. 6, s. 20.
Marginal note:When deduction made

 Any deduction from a cash contribution under section 20 may be made in the fiscal year in which the matter that gave rise to the deduction occurred or in the following two fiscal years.

  • 1984, c. 6, s. 21.

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations
  •  (1) Subject to this section, the Governor in Council may make regulations for the administration of this Act and for carrying its purposes and provisions into effect, including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, regulations

    • (a) defining the services referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) of the definition "extended health care services" in section 2;

    • (b) prescribing the services excluded from hospital services;

    • (c) prescribing the types of information that the Minister may require under paragraph 13(a) and the times at which and the manner in which that information shall be provided; and

    • (d) prescribing the manner in which recognition to the Canada Health Transfer is required to be given under paragraph 13(b).

  • Marginal note:Agreement of provinces

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), no regulation may be made under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) except with the agreement of each of the provinces.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of regulations made under paragraph (1)(a) if they are substantially the same as regulations made under the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, as it read immediately before April 1, 1984.

  • Marginal note:Consultation with provinces

    (4) No regulation may be made under paragraph (1)(c) or (d) unless the Minister has first consulted with the ministers responsible for health care in the provinces.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-6, s. 22;
  • 1995, c. 17, s. 40;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 410(E).
 
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