A-29, r. 4 - Regulation respecting devices which compensate for a physical deficiency and are insured under the Health Insurance Act

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42. The replacement of an insured device is insured in the following cases:
(1)  upon the expiry of its minimum duration period if the device no longer functions under normal conditions of use;
(2)  during its minimum duration period where the written prescription from a physician referred to in this Title certifies that such a replacement is necessary following a change in the insured person’s physical condition or where it is noted, in the technical specifications prepared by an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist referred to in section 72, that an insured person under the age of 19 has grown and, in the latter case, where one of those persons also certifies that the device cannot be adjusted; and
(3)  (subparagraph revoked).
The minimum duration period for a locomotor assist, which runs from the time of the final installation, is 5 years.
The final installation of a device occurs at the end of the period required for the necessary fittings during its manufacture, when the insured person, once those fittings have been completed, takes final receipt of the device.
O.C. 612-94, s. 42; O.C. 1334-98, s. 16.