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 Disclosure

Summary of ACDF Key Decisions Disclosure by Expiration Date

 

Key Decision
Expiry Date

Modality

Catchment Area*
(see table below for further details)

ACDF Meeting Date

1

18-Apr-2017

Ultrasound (Nuchal Translucency)

13700 block of 96th Avenue, Surrey

02-Dec-2015

2

18-Apr-2017

Ultrasound (Nuchal Translucency)

1300 block of West Broadway, Vancouver

02-Dec-2015

3

30-Jun-2017

Polysomnography

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

10-Mar-2016

4

19-Oct-2017

Polysomnography

Fraser Health Authority

08-Jun-2016

5

17-Nov-2017

Polysomnography

Vancouver Island Health Authority

08-Jun-2016

6

24-Sep-2017

Radiology

10700 Block of No. 3 Road, Richmond

08-Jun-2016

7

22-Sep-2017

Ultrasound

5600 Block of 152 Street, Surrey

08-Jun-2016

8

24-Oct-2017

Ultrasound

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 authority.

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

 

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Summary of ACDF Key Decisions Disclosure by Modality

 

Modality

Key Decision
Expiry Date

Catchment Area*
(see table below for further details)

ACDF Meeting Date

1

Polysomnography

30-Jun-17

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

10-Mar-16

2

Polysomnography

19-Oct-17

Fraser Health Authority

08-Jun-16

3

Polysomnography

17-Nov-17

Vancouver Island Health Authority

08-Jun-16

4

Radiology

24-Sep-17

10700 Block of No. 3 Road, Richmond

08-Jun-16

5

Ultrasound

22-Sep-17

5600 Block of 152 Street, Surrey

08-Jun-16

6

Ultrasound

24-Oct-17

1200 Block of Ryan Road, Courtenay

08-Jun-16

7

Ultrasound (Nuchal Translucency)

18-Apr-17

13700 block of 96th Avenue, Surrey

02-Dec-15

8

Ultrasound (Nuchal Translucency)

18-Apr-17

1300 block of West Broadway, Vancouver

02-Dec-15

 

*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 authority.

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

 

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ACDF Meetings


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 Health Authority
  • 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:  Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • 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,

 

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March 10, 2016

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

(1) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • 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 27, 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 June 30, 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,

 

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December 2, 2015

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

(1) Modality: Ultrasound (Nuchal Translucency)

  • Catchment area: Within a 15 Kilometre radius of the 13700 block of 96th Avenue, Surrey
  • As the applicant facility did not meet ACDF Policy requirements for a privately-owned ultrasound facility, the ACDF, after review, deferred decision to the Medical Service Commission (the MSC).
  • The MSC, at their January 13, 2016 meeting, denied this application, based on the proximity and unused capacity/capability of existing approved facilities to undertake any additional service needs in the area.

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

(2) Modality: Ultrasound (Nuchal Translucency)

  • Catchment area: Within a 15 Kilometre radius of 1300 block of West Broadway, Vancouver
  • As the applicant facility did not meet ACDF Policy requirements for a privately-owned ultrasound facility, the ACDF, after review, deferred decision to the Medical Service Commission (the MSC).
  • The MSC, at their January 13, 2016 meeting, denied this application, based on the proximity and unused capacity/capability of existing approved facilities to undertake any additional service needs in the area.

As such, the ACDF will not accept or consider further applications for Nuchal Translucency in the above-noted catchment area until April 18, 2017 (18 months following receipt of the original application, denied  due to no medical need), unless the Medical Services Commission determines that the 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,

 

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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.

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