Background: the Canada Health Act (“CHA”), adopted in 1984, is legislation which governs the funding relationship between the federal, provincial and territorial governments for basic ‘insured health services’ (namely, medically necessary hospital, physician and surgical-dental services). It entitles provinces and territories to receive the Canada Health Transfer as long as they comply with certain principles and conditions. The five main principles in the CHA are: public administration; comprehensiveness; universality; portability; and accessibility. The amount of the Canada Health Transfer that a province or territory is entitled to receive can be reduced if it does not adhere to these principles (and the more detailed conditions associated with each). For complete details, please visit the IHPME Event Page
Canada Health Act Special Issue: CALL FOR PAPERS
Speakers, attendees and volunteers can submit papers to be included in a special edition of Health Law in Canada (www.hlcj.ca) which will be published in February 2017.
• Papers for consideration to be submitted by November 15, 2016.
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