September 7, 2018
Modification of the reimbursement program for ostomates
From 1 st October 2018, the Assistive Devices Program Ostomy will change. As the new name implies, the ostomy appliance program will cover people who have had a temporary stoma just like those who have had a permanent stoma.
The announced changes will provide an indexable annual lump sum :
- $ 1,200 for a permanent stoma;
- $ 800 for a temporary stoma.
From 1 st April 2019, the $ 800 will be granted in two installments of $ 400. Until March 31, 2019, a transitional measure provides that the lump sum of $ 800 will be paid in one lump sum.
The program will also fully reimburse persons who have had a temporary stoma who are receiving financial assistance programs under the Individual and Family Assistance Act. This is a measure already offered to people who have had a permanent stoma.
To learn more about the current program, visit the Permanent Ostomy Equipment page .