Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities and ACDF Application/Notification 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.


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Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities

2023 ACDF Scheduled Meeting Dates*

2023 Deadlines for Application Submission

2023 Deadline - Radiology and Ultrasound** Applications

March 8, 2023

January 31, 2023

January 3, 2023

June 14, 2023

May 2, 2023

April 4, 2023

September 20, 2023

August 8, 2023

July 12, 2023

December 13, 2023

October 31, 2023

October 3, 2023

*Meeting dates are subject to change without notice.

**Applications for new, expanded or relocated outpatient ultrasound facilities remain under Medical Service Commission’ temporary moratorium, please click here for details.

 

Medical Services Commission Scheduled Meeting Dates*
January 18, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 22, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 21, 2023
July 26, 2023
September 13, 2023
October 25, 2023
December 6, 2023
*Meeting dates are subject to change without notice.

 

Diagnostic Facilities Administration Application and Notification Forms

Publicly-Owned Facilities - Health Authorities

  • Form A – New Certificate of Approval – 1928A 
  • Form B – Expansion:  Services, Facility, Capacity – 1928B 
  • Form C – Relocation: Services, Facility, Capacity – 1928C 
  • Form D –  Distance-Reading (Diagnostic Ultrasound Telemetry) Certificate of Approval – 1951

Privately-Owned Facilities

  • Form A - New Certificate of Approval – 1929A 
    • Diagnostic Outpatient Electromyography Application Letter of Support (to be used if facility to be located within a health authority hospital)
  • Form B – Expansion:  Services, Facility, Capacity – 1929B 
  • Form C – Relocation: Services, Facility, Capacity – 1929C 
  • Form D –  Distance-Reading (Diagnostic Ultrasound Telemetry) Certificate of Approval – 1951
  • Form E – Transfer of Material Financial Interest – 1953E

Operational Changes Notification Form

  • Form F – Operational Changes Notification Form

 

Please Note:

*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.

 

ACDF Applications Secure Upload Tool

Submit a Completed Application Form for New, Expansion, or Relocation of Diagnostic Services


Approved Diagnostic Services Facilities in B.C.

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.

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 January 13, 2023.


Annual Reports

2021/2022 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 124KB)

2020/2021 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 92KB)

2019/2020 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 36KB)

2018/2019 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 127KB)

2017/2018 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 43KB)

2016/2017 ACDF Annual Report (PDF, 44KB)