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Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act

Version of section 24.6 from 2005-03-23 to 2012-06-28:

Marginal note:Purposes

  •  (1) For the purpose of giving effect to the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal and accelerating health care reform in the priority areas of primary health care, home care and catastrophic drug coverage, the Minister may make direct payments to the provinces to

    • (a) increase, in the case of primary health care, the number of residents of a province routinely receiving needed care from multi-disciplinary primary health care organizations or teams;

    • (b) provide, in the case of home care, first dollar coverage for a basket of services in the home and community for short-term acute home care, including acute community mental health and end-of-life care; and

    • (c) ensure, in the case of catastrophic drug coverage, that persons who are residents under provincial law do not suffer undue financial hardship as a result of needed drug therapy.

  • Marginal note:Payments

    (2) The amounts that may be paid under this section are

    • (a) $1 billion for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2003; and

    • (b) $1.5 billion for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2004.

    • (c) [Repealed, 2005, c. 11, s. 4]

    • (d) [Repealed, 2005, c. 11, s. 4]

    • (e) [Repealed, 2005, c. 11, s. 4]

  • Marginal note:Provincial share

    (3) The amount that may be paid to a province for each of the fiscal years mentioned in subsection (2) is the amount determined by multiplying the amount set out for that fiscal year by the quotient obtained by dividing

    • (a) the population of the province for the fiscal year


    • (b) the total of the population of all provinces for the fiscal year.

  • 2003, c. 15, s. 8
  • 2005, c. 11, s. 4

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