Costs Associated with Requested Medical Examinations

Issuing Authority: Director General, Policy
Effective Date: May 18, 2012
Document ID: 1203

Care has been taken to ensure these policies accurately reflect the acts and regulations. Should any inconsistencies be found, the acts and regulations will prevail.

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Purpose

This policy provides direction on reimbursing and compensating persons for costs associated with medical examinations requested by the Minister for the purpose of determining entitlement under the Veteran Health Care Regulations or the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB).

Policy

  1. Persons requested by the Regional Medical Officer, the Senior District Medical Officer or the District Medical Officer to undergo a medical examination in order to determine eligibility for health care benefits, Veterans Independence Program services or long term care are eligible to receive:
    1. reimbursement of the cost incurred by the person for the examination; and
    2. reimbursement of the travel costs incurred by the person to receive the examination, paid in accordance with the policy on Travel Expenses.
  2. Persons requested by the VRAB to undergo a medical examination are eligible to receive:
    1. reimbursement of the cost incurred by the person for the examination;
    2. reimbursement of the travel costs incurred by the person to receive the examination, paid in accordance with the policy on Travel Expenses; and
    3. the payment of treatment allowance, when eligible, if hospitalized in order to undergo the examination.

References

Veterans Health Care Regulations, subsections 13(1) & 13(2)

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