26. The Board assumes the cost of purchase or replacement of an insured device where a written medical prescription indicates the need to furnish an insured person with such a device in accordance with section 28.
The written medical prescription shall be produced by one of the following persons:
(1) a physician specializing in orthopedics, physiatry, neurology, rheumatology, in geriatrics or neurosurgery; or
(2) a general practitioner or a physician specializing in pediatrics who holds specific privileges for that purpose in a hospital or in a rehabilitation centre that offers technical aid services for persons with motricity impairment and is operated by an institution holding a permit issued by the Minister under section 437 of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) or section 136 of the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5), or whose designation by the agency has been approved by the Minister of Health and Social Services in accordance with section 29.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the written medical prescription may also, in the case of a lower-limb prosthesis, be produced by a physician specializing in general surgery who practises in a hospital and, in the case of a lower-limb or upper-limb orthosis, by a physician specializing in plastic surgery.
The expressions “hospital” and “rehabilitation centre for persons with motricity impairment” have the same meaning, in each case, as the meaning assigned by the Health Insurance Act (chapter A-29), the Act respecting health services and social services or the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons to the extent that it applies to the territory of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, in accordance with the law or laws that apply.
O.C. 612-94, s. 26; O.C. 1334-98, s. 11; O.C. 999-2002, s. 1; O.C. 1092-2011, s. 2.