As of June 1, 2018, BC’s Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is responsible for coordinating funding applications for out of province and out of country (OOP/OOC) laboratory and genetic testing previously managed by Health Insurance BC.
The goal of transitioning the service to the Agency is to enhance the OOP/OOC test application process to better inform evidence-based review of medical necessity of OOP/OOC testing. The Agency employs clinical experts for this purpose. The Agency will track, monitor and report on OOP/OOC test applications for improved planning. Analysis of key metrics will help to identify areas for cost-quality improvement.
There is no change to tests that are managed and funded by other provincial agencies.
For more information and the new application forms, visit www.bcaplm.ca.
Applications can be mailed or faxed to:
BC’s Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Out of Province/Out of Country Program
Suite 300, 1867 West Broadway
Vancouver BC V6J 4W1
Inquiries regarding the out of province and out of country funding application process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Please do not submit any patient information or personal identifiable information via email.