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The Out-of-Country Health Services Committee and the Appeal Panel are regulatory and adjudicative agencies established under Sections 3 and 11 of the Out-of-County Health Services Regulation.
Applications to the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee (OOCHSC) must be submitted by an Alberta physician or dentist.
Funding eligibility and appeals
The requirements for funding approvals, the application process, eligible expenses and appeal process.
Only licensed Alberta physicians and dentists may apply for out-of-country health services funding for their patients.
About the committee
The OOCHSC is independent and operates at arm’s length from the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. The OOCHSC is required to follow the Out-of-Country Health Services Regulation when making funding decisions.
If a patient obtains health services outside of Canada prior to the committee making a decision on an application, the patient will be responsible for the costs of any non-approved health services.
Search the list of public agencies for the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee and the Appeal Panel's mandate and roles, and code of conduct.
View the current membership of the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee and the Appeal Panel.
Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and compensation paid to:
- all panel and committee members
- employees who earn over a threshold amount (see Public sector body compensation disclosure)
This is a requirement under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act. The postings are required by June 30 each year and will be maintained for 5 years.
Compensation disclosure file
Download the compensation disclosure for the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee and Appeal Panel (CSV, 8 KB).
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation
Out-of-Country Health Services Regulation
AHCIP Bulletin Gen 129, Amendments to the Out-of-Country Health Services Regulation, February 16, 2021 (PDF, 132 KB)
Connect with the Office of the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]
PO Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2N3
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