88.1. A special benefit is granted to pay the living expenses of an adult or dependent child for accommodations in a centre, operated by a community or private organization, that offers addiction services with accommodations and holds certification from the Minister of Health and Social Services for that purpose or that has filed an application for certification acceptable by the Minister and provided the Minister with all the documents required for its examination.
The need for accommodations must be assessed by a person designated by the Minister after consulting the Minister of Health and Social Services or by a physician. It must be certified in writing using the form provided by the Minister. The need for accommodations must be reassessed after each 90 days of accommodation, according to the same terms and conditions.
In addition to the assessments provided for in the second paragraph, the Minister may, if deemed appropriate, request confirmation of the need for accommodations from a person designated by the Minister. In such case the special benefit continues to be paid, unless the Minister decides otherwise within 30 days of his or her request.
A request for confirmation may be made
(1) after 180 days of accommodation within a 12-month period and thereafter after each 90 days of accommodation;
(2) at the beginning of each stay subsequent to the second stay within a 12-month period and thereafter after each 90 days of accommodation.
The living expenses correspond to the actual cost up to the daily rate applicable to a health and social services institution, provided for in the Regulation respecting the application of the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5, r. 1), for the category of room occupied by the adult or dependent child, without exceeding the daily rate applicable for a semi-private room.
The special benefit may be paid directly to an organization with the consent of the independent adult or an adult member of the family.
O.C. 1043-2009, s. 2; O.C. 511-2013, s. 4.