ACDF Meetings and Key Decisions

Definitions

Key Decision: A “Key Decision” is a decision by the ACDF and/or Medical Services Commission whereby an application is denied due to a determination of insufficient medical need. Such a decision results in the ACDF not accepting or considering a “Like-Application” for a period of 18 months from the original application date.

Like-Application:  A “Like-Application” is an application for the same modality or service(s) within the same geographic catchment area.

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ACDF Key Decisions 

Summary of ACDF Key Decisions by Expiration Date


Key Decision Expiry Date

Modality

Catchment Area* 
(see table below for further details)

ACDF Meeting Date

1

19-Oct-2017

Polysomnography

Fraser South

08-Jun-2016

2

24-Oct-2017

Ultrasound

1200 Block of Ryan Road, Courtenay

08-Jun-2016

3

17-Nov-2017

Polysomnography

South Vancouver Island

08-Jun-2016

4

20-Apr-2018

Radiology

15000 Block of 56 Avenue, Surrey

15-Mar-2017

5

14-Jul-2018

Radiology

900 Block of West Broadway St, Vancouver

14-Jun-2017

6

14-Aug-2018

Polysomnography

Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

15-Mar-2017

7

14-Aug-2018

Polysomnography

Okanagan

15-Mar-2017


*Catchment Area:

  • All modalities use a population-density-per-square-kilometre, radius-based approach to establish catchment areas (see below); 
  • With the exception of catchment areas for Polysomnography, which is set by health service delivery areas.

Population Density per square km. (permanent residents only)

Catchment Area Radius

1 – 399 persons

Within a 75 Kilometres

400 – 999 persons

Within a 35 Kilometres

1000 or more persons

Within a 15 Kilometres

 

Summary of ACDF Key Decisions by Modality

Modality

Key Decision Expiry Date

Catchment Area*
(see table below for further details)

ACDF Meeting Date

1

Polysomnography

19-Oct-2017

Fraser South

08-Jun-2016

2

Polysomnography

17-Nov-2017

South Vancouver Island 

08-Jun-2016

3

Polysomnography

14-Aug-2018

Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

15-Mar-2017

4

Polysomnography

14-Aug-2018

Okanagan

15-Mar-2017

5

Radiology

20-Apr-2018

15000 Block of 56 Avenue, Surrey

15-Mar-2017

6

Radiology

14-Jul-2018

900 Block of West Broadway St, Vancouver

14-Jun-2017

7

Ultrasound

24-Oct-2017

1200 Block of Ryan Road, Courtenay

08-Jun-2016

 

*Catchment Area:

  • All modalities use a population-density-per-square-kilometre, radius-based approach to establish catchment areas (see below); 
  • With the exception of catchment areas for Polysomnography, which is set by health service delivery areas.

Population Density per square km. (permanent residents only)

Catchment Area Radius

1 – 399 persons

Within a 75 Kilometres

400 – 999 persons

Within a 35 Kilometres

1000 or more persons

Within a 15 Kilometres

 

 

ACDF Meetings

 

June 14, 2017

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met June 14, 2017.

 (1) Modality: Radiology

  • Catchment area:  Within a 15 Kilometre radius of the 900 Block of West Broadway St, Vancouver
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Radiology capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Radiology application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their June 28, 2017 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Radiology in the above-noted catchment area until July 14, 2018 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

For further detail, see Policies and Guidelines of the Medical Services Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities Part 2, Policy 2.4.2 – Catchment Area, and Part 4 – Subsequent Applications and Like Applications,


March 15, 2017

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met March 15, 2017.

 (1) Modality: Radiology

  • Catchment area:  Within a 15 Kilometre radius of the 15000-56 Avenue, Surrey
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Radiology capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Radiology application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their April 5, 2017 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Radiology in the above-noted catchment area until April 20, 2018 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

(2) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Thompson Cariboo Shuswap
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Polysomnography capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Polysomnography application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their April 5, 2017 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Polysomnography in the above-noted catchment area until August 14, 2018 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

(3) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Okanagan
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Polysomnography capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Polysomnography application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their April 5, 2017 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Ultrasound in the above-noted catchment area until August 14, 2018 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

 

For further detail, see Policies and Guidelines of the Medical Services Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities Part 2, Policy 2.4.2 – Catchment Area, and Part 4 – Subsequent Applications and Like Applications,


December 14, 2016

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met December 14, 2016.


September 21, 2016

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met September 21, 2016.


June 8, 2016

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met June 8, 2016.

 (1) Modality: Radiology

  • Catchment area:  Within a 15 Kilometre radius of the 10700 Block of No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Radiology capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Radiology application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their June 29, 2016 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Radiology in the above-noted catchment area until September 24, 2017 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

(2) Modality: Ultrasound

  • Catchment area:  Within a 15 Kilometre radius of the 5600 Block of 152 Street, Surrey
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Ultrasound capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Ultrasound application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their June 29, 2016 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Ultrasound in the above-noted catchment area until September 22, 2017 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

(3) Modality: Ultrasound

  • Catchment area:  Within a 15 Kilometre radius of the 1200 Block of Ryan Road, Courtenay
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Ultrasound capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Ultrasound application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their June 29, 2016 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Ultrasound in the above-noted catchment area until October 24, 2017 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

(4) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Fraser South
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Polysomnography capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Polysomnography application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their June 29, 2016 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Polysomnography in the above-noted catchment area until October 19, 2017 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website.

(5) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  South Vancouver Island 
  • The ACDF determined that there is currently no medical need for additional Polysomnography capacity in this catchment area and recommended denial of the Polysomnography application.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their June 29, 2016 meeting, upheld the ACDF’s denial recommendation.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Polysomnography in the above-noted catchment area until November 17, 2017 (18 months following receipt of the original application where denial was recommended due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that medical need for this service has changed in this catchment area and such notice is posted to this website. 

 

For further detail, see Policies and Guidelines of the Medical Services Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities Part 2, Policy 2.4.2 – Catchment Area, and Part 4 – Subsequent Applications and Like Applications,


March 10, 2016

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met March 10, 2016.


December 2, 2015

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met December 2, 2015.


September 23, 2015

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met September 23, 2015.


June 3, 2015

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met June 3, 2015.