Extra-billing and User Charges Information Regulations (SOR/86-259)

Regulations are current to 2018-10-03

Extra-billing and User Charges Information Regulations

SOR/86-259

CANADA HEALTH ACT

Registration 1986-02-27

Regulations Prescribing the Types of Information that the Minister of National Health and Welfare may Require under Paragraph 13(a) of the Canada Health Act in Respect of Extra-Billing and User Charges and the Times at which and the Manner in which such Information shall be Provided by the Government of each Province

P.C. 1986-499 1986-02-27

Whereas the Minister of National Health and Welfare has consulted with the Ministers responsible for health care in the provinces respecting proposed Regulations prescribing the types of information that the Minister may require under paragraph 13(a) of the Canada Health Act in respect of extra-billing and user charges and the times at which and the manner in which such information shall be provided by the government of each province.

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Health and Welfare, pursuant to paragraph 22(1)(c) of the Canada Health ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations prescribing the types of information that the Minister of National Health and Welfare may require under paragraph 13(a) of the Canada Health Act in respect of extra-billing and user charges and the times at which and the manner in which such information shall be provided by the government of each province, effective April 1, 1986.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Extra-billing and User Charges Information Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Canada Health Act; (Loi)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of National Health and Welfare; (ministre)

fiscal year

fiscal year means the period beginning on April 1 in one year and ending on March 31 in the following year. (exercice)

Types of Information

 For the purposes of paragraph 13(a) of the Act, the Minister may require the government of a province to provide the Minister with information of the following types with respect to extra-billing in the province in a fiscal year:

  • (a) an estimate of the aggregate amount that, at the time the estimate is made, is expected to be charged through extra-billing, including an explanation regarding the method of determination of the estimate; and

  • (b) a financial statement showing the aggregate amount actually charged through extra-billing, including an explanation regarding the method of determination of the aggregate amount.

 For the purposes of paragraph 13(a) of the Act, the Minister may require the government of a province to provide the Minister with information of the following types with respect to user charges in the province in a fiscal year:

  • (a) an estimate of the aggregate amount that, at the time the estimate is made, is expected to be charged in respect of user charges to which section 19 of the Act applies, including an explanation regarding the method of determination of the estimate; and

  • (b) a financial statement showing the aggregate amount actually charged in respect of user charges to which section 19 of the Act applies, including an explanation regarding the method of determination of the aggregate amount.

Times and Manner of Filing Information

  •  (1) The government of a province shall provide the Minister with such information, of the types prescribed by sections 3 and 4, as the Minister may reasonably require, at the following times:

    • (a) in respect of the estimates referred to in paragraphs 3(a) and 4(a), before April 1 of the fiscal year to which they relate; and

    • (b) in respect of the financial statements referred to in paragraphs 3(b) and 4(b), before the sixteenth day of the twenty-first month following the end of the fiscal year to which they relate.

  • (2) The government of a province may, at its discretion, provide the Minister with adjustments to the estimates referred to in paragraphs 3(a) and 4(a) before February 16 of the fiscal year to which they relate.

  • (3) The information referred to in subsections (1) and (2) shall be transmitted to the Minister by the most practical means of communication.

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