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

14-Jul-2018

Radiology

900 Block of West Broadway St, Vancouver

14-Jun-2017

2

14-Aug-2018

Polysomnography

Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

15-Mar-2017

3

14-Aug-2018

Polysomnography

Okanagan

15-Mar-2017

4 19-Jan-2019 Polysomnography

North Shore/Coast Garibaldi

27-Sept-2017
5

26-Apr-2019

Polysomnography Fraser North Health Service Delivery 13-Dec-2017
6

26-Apr-2019

Polysomnography Fraser South Health Service Delivery 13-Dec-2017
7 17-May-2019

Polysomnography

South Vancouver Island Health Service Delivery 14-March-2018


*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

14-Aug-2018

Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Delivery

15-Mar-2017

2

Polysomnography

14-Aug-2018

Okanagan Health Service Delivery

15-Mar-2017

3

Polysomnography

19-Jan-2019 North Shore/Coast Garibaldi Health Service Delivery 27-Sept-2017

4

Polysomnography 26-Apr-2019 Fraser North Health Service Delivery 13-Dec-2017
5

Polysomnography

17-May-2019 South Vancouver Island Health Service Delivery 14-Mar-2018

6

Polysomnography 26-Apr-2019 Fraser South Health Service Delivery 13-Dec-2017

7

Radiology

14-Jul-2018

900 Block of West Broadway St, Vancouver

14-Jun-2017

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

 

MSC Meetings

October 25, 2017

The Medical Services Commission (MSC) met October 25, 2017.

 


ACDF Meetings

June 13, 2018

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met June 13, 2018.

March 14, 2018

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met March 14, 2018.

(1) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  South Vancouver Island Health Service Delivery
  • 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(s) considered.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their April 18, 2018 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 May 17, 2019 (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 13, 2017

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met December 13, 2017.

(1) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Fraser North Health Service Delivery
  • 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(s) considered.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their January 17, 2018 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 April 26, 2019 (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,

(2) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Fraser South Health Service Delivery
  • 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(s) considered.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their January 17, 2018 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 April 26, 2019 (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,

September 27, 2017

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Facilities (ACDF) met September 27, 2017.

(1) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  North Shore/Coast Garibaldi Health Service Delivery
  • 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(s) considered.
  • The Medical Services Commission, at their October 25, 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 January 19, 2019 (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,


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(s) considered.
  • 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: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Delivery
  • 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(s) considered.
  • 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.

(2) Modality: Polysomnography

  • Catchment area:  Okanagan Health Service Delivery
  • 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(s) considered.
  • 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.


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.