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Insured Optometric Services Tariff Regulations

made under Section 13 and subsection 17(2) of the

Health Services and Insurance Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 197

O.I.C. 2013-290 (effective August 20, 2013), N.S. Reg. 288/2013

as amended to O.I.C. 2017-329 (effective December 12, 2017), N.S. Reg. 177/2017


Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Insured Optometric Services Tariff Regulations.


Insured optometric services

2     The insured optometric services are as listed in the following table with the associated health service codes (HSC) and medical service units (MSU):


HSC

Optometric Service

MSU

09.02C

Comprehensive eye examination

20.48

 

Comprehensive eye examination—physician referral

24

09.02F

Comprehensive eye examination—enhanced vision screening program

20.48

09.02G

Low vision assessment—initial visit

30

 

Low vision assessment—each subsequent visit

13

3.03

Limited eye examination

11

 

Limited eye examination—physician referral

14

22.69A

Punctal occlusion—unilateral

22

 

Punctal occlusion—bilateral

33

21.31

Dilation of lacrimal punctum—unilateral

30

 

Dilation of lacrimal punctum—bilateral

45

09.32A

Contact lens fitting—age 16 and older, unilateral

83.3

 

Contact lens fitting—age 16 and older, bilateral

166.6

 

Contact lens fitting—age 15 and younger, unilateral

104.13

 

Contact lens fitting—age 15 and younger, bilateral

208.25


Tariff of fees

3     The tariff of fees for insured optometric services is as follows:

 

                (a)    for insured optometric services provided between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, the medical service unit (MSU) is $2.83; and

 

                (b)    effective April 1, 2018, the MSU is increased to $2.87.

 

 


 

Legislative History
Reference Tables

Insured Optometric Services Tariff Regulations

N.S. Reg. 288/2013

Health Services and Insurance Act

Note:  The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Insured Optometric Services Tariff Regulations made under the Health Services and Insurance Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force 
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

288/2013

Aug 20, 2013

date specified

Sept 6, 2013

177/2017

Dec 12, 2017

date specified

Jan 5, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force 
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added

am. = amended

fc. = fee change

ra. = reassigned

rep.=repealed

rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

2................................................

rs. 177/2017

3................................................

rs. 177/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections:

 

Note

Effective
date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repealed and Superseded:

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

94/1984

Tariff of Fees for Vision Analysis

May 1, 1984

Feb 17, 1999

4/1999

Insured Optometric Services Tariff Regulations

Feb 17, 1999

Apr 1, 2001

68/2002

Insured Optometric Services Tariff Regulations

Apr 1, 2001

Aug 20, 2013

Note:  Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table.  It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.