Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities and ACDF Application Forms
The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (the Committee) is a committee of the Medical Services Commission (the Commission), which provides advice, assistance and recommendations to support the Commission's powers, duties and functions in relation to outpatient diagnostic services and facilities.
One of the responsibilities of the Committee is to assist the Commission in reviewing applications for new, expansion and relocation of diagnostic service facilities.
The Committee is strictly focused on the approval of outpatient services payable by the provincial Medical Services Plan (MSP) and has no role in the provision of inpatient or other medical services that are not payable through MSP.
For more information on the application process and the policies that govern it, review the Policies and Guidelines of the Medical Services Commissions' Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities.
On this page...
- Temporary Moratorium on Applications for Diagnostic Outpatient Ultrasound Facilities
- Polysomnography Policy
- Meeting Dates and Deadlines
- Diagnostic Facilities Administration Application Forms
- ACDF Applications Secure Upload Tool
- Approved Diagnostic Services Facilities in B.C.
- Annual Reports
On April 27, 2016 the Medical Services Commission of British Columbia revised its current temporary moratorium on applications for new, relocation or expansion of diagnostic outpatient ultrasound facilities, with the exception of those fee items currently restricted to public hospitals, i.e. Echocardiography and Doppler Studies.
Applications for addition of services to an existing ultrasound Certificate of Approval will continue to be accepted.
Follow the link below for the full text of the Commission’s announcement concerning its revised moratorium on applications for diagnostic outpatient ultrasound facilities.
Exceptions to the moratorium may be made for demonstrated urgent health or safety needs. However, the Commission will only accept a moratorium request for exception from facilities holding a current ultrasound Certificate of Approval from the Medical Services Commission, or the Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities.
Exceptions Process - Moratorium on Applications for Diagnostic Outpatient Ultrasound Facilities
Exceptions to the moratorium may be made for demonstrated urgent health or safety needs.
Qualifying facilities* who seek an exception to the moratorium based on demonstrated urgent health or safety needs must complete and submit a request for moratorium exception consideration (PDF 350KB).
* Note: Effective April 27, 2016, the Medical Services Commission will only accept a moratorium ‘request for exception’ from facilities holding a current ultrasound Certificate of Approval
On April 27, 2016, the Medical Services Commission approved the following addition to Policy 2.4.3 Service-Specific Criteria (Polysomnography).
"Facilities applying for a Polysomnography Certificate of Approval must provide for a minimum capacity of two (2) beds appropriate for the purpose of overnight sleep testing."
2017 ACDF Scheduled Meeting Dates*
2017 Deadlines for Application Submission
2017 Deadline - Radiology and Ultrasound** Applications
March 15, 2017
January 31, 2017
January 3, 2017
June 14, 2017
May 2, 2017
April 4, 2017
September 27, 2017
August 15, 2017
July 11, 2017
December 13, 2017
October 31, 2017
October 3, 2017
*Meeting dates are subject to change without notice
**Applications for new, expanded or relocated outpatient ultrasound facilities remain under Medical Service Commission's temporary moratorium. For details see: www.gov.bc.ca/diagnosticfacilitiesmoratorium
|2017 MSC Scheduled Meeting Dates*|
|January 18, 2017|
|February 22, 2017|
|April 5, 2017|
|May 17, 2017|
|June 28, 2017|
|September 13, 2017|
|October 25, 2017|
|December 6, 2017|
|*Meeting dates are subject to change without notice.|
- Form A – New Certificate of Approval – 1928A (PDF, 606KB)
- Form B – Expansion: Services, Facility, Capacity – 1928B (PDF, 643KB)
- Form C – Relocation: Services, Facility, Capacity – 1928C (PDF, 634KB)
- Form A - New Certificate of Approval – 1929A (PDF, 599KB)
- Form B – Expansion: Services, Facility, Capacity – 1929B (PDF, 638KB)
- Form C – Relocation: Services, Facility, Capacity – 1929C (PDF, 625KB)
*Electronic signatures cannot be used on the application forms.
The required individuals must manually sign and date the application forms. Once the application is finalized it should be saved as a PDF and then uploaded to the ACDF Applications Secure Upload Tool.
Submit a Completed Application Form for New, Expansion, or Relocation of Diagnostic Services
- Access the secure upload tool for submitting an application to the Committee.
Click on each link below for a list of facilities approved by the Committee and Commission to provide "restricted" diagnostic outpatient services covered under British Columbia's Medical Services Plan.
- Diagnostic Radiology (PDF, 105.3KB)
- Diagnostic Ultrasound (PDF, 100.7KB)
- Nuclear Medicine (PDF, 86.3KB)
- Pulmonary Function (PDF, 97.6KB)
- Polysomnography (PDF, 86.1KB)
- Electromyography (EMG) (PDF, 99.2KB)
- Electroencephalography (EEG) (PDF, 87KB)
The listings above represent the most current available data for outpatient diagnostic services facilities in British Columbia, for those diagnostic services areas under the authority of the Committee.
However, a facility may cease offering one or more particular procedures and/or services without approval from the Committee. As such, facility listings are provided for general information only. The Committee and the Ministry of Health make no claims as to the accuracy of this information. It is advised that clinical or business decisions not be made solely on this information.
These listings are current as of November 1, 2016.
2011/2012 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 116KB)
2012/2013 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 111KB)
2014/2015 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 71KB)
2015/2016 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 237.4KB)