14. Where a resident receives insured services in a hospital centre situated in Canada but outside Québec, the Minister shall reimburse the cost of those services to the resident or, as the case may be, to the hospital centre or the public authority responsible therefor, according to the tariff in force.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, where services requiring hospitalization are to be provided to a resident by a hospital centre not covered by a reciprocal billing agreement entered into by Québec with another province and where the agency of the resident’s territory keeps a computerized register of availability of the services provided on its territory, a certificate of non-availability of the services in question shall first be obtained by the hospital centre from the agency. In the absence of a certificate, the Minister shall reimburse a maximum amount of $450 per day of hospitalization.
The second paragraph does not apply if the services are provided in an emergency.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-28, r. 1, s. 14; O.C. 1379-95, s. 2.