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Alberta Regulation 75/2006
Income and Employment Supports Act
INCOME SUPPORTS, HEALTH AND TRAINING BENEFITS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 5, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 133/2006) 
on April 5, 2006 pursuant to section 18 of the Income and Employment Supports Act. 
1   The Income Supports, Health and Training Benefits 
Regulation (AR 60/2004) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Schedule 1, section 1 is amended by adding the 
following after subsection (4):
(4.1)  The core essential payment is $56 for each adult in a 
household unit residing in a recognized emergency shelter for 
persons escaping abuse because of a situation in which an 
applicant or recipient, or a dependent child of that applicant or 
recipient, is being abused.

3   Schedule 1, Part 2 is amended by repealing Table A and 
substituting the following:
Table A: Core Essential Benefit 
(monthly amounts)


ETW
NETW
Learner
Single Adult
$   234
$   286
$   395
Childless Couple
     436
     508
     493
Single Adult With



1 Child
$   304
$   348
$   650
2 Children
     345
     396
     825
3 Children
     404
     459
   1006
4 Children
     457
     517
   1188
5 Children
     511
     576
   1368
6 Children
     567
     636
   1424
Each Additional 
Child Add
 
$    56
 
$    56
 
$    56
Couple With 
1 Child
 
$   473
 
$   533
 
$   734
2 Children
     526
     591
     887
3 Children
     580
     649
   1057
4 Children
     633
     707
   1215
5 Children
     687
     765
   1374
6 Children
     743
     826
   1430
Each Additional 
Child Add
 
$    56
 
$    56
 
$    56
NOTES: 
Core Essential Table assumes all children are under 12 years of 
age.  For each dependent child 12 - 19 years of age in a household 
unit designated in the expected to work or working or the not 
expected to work categories add $33.

4   Schedule 3 is amended by adding the following after 
section 3:
Abusive situation
3.1   Where the Director considers it appropriate to do so because 
of abuse to an applicant or recipient or to his or her dependent 
children, the Director may provide to the applicant or recipient, for 
such period as the Director considers necessary,
	(a)	telephone service in an amount of $30 per month, and
	(b)	transportation in an amount of $60 per month.

5   Schedule 3, section 5 is amended by repealing clauses 
(a), (b), (c) and (d) and substituting the following:
	(a)	to receive, on a non-emergency basis, treatment as approved 
by the Director, or
	(b)	for the purpose of complying with the requirements of Part 5 
of the Act, as required by the Director,

6   Schedule 3, section 6 is amended by repealing clauses 
(a), (b) and (c) and substituting the following:
	(a)	to receive, on a non-emergency basis, treatment as approved 
by the Director, or
	(b)	for the purpose of complying with the requirements of Part 5 
of the Act, as required by the Director,

7   Schedule 3, section 7 is amended by repealing clauses 
(a), (b) and (c) and substituting the following:
	(a)	to receive, on a non-emergency basis, treatment as approved 
by the Director, or
	(b)	for the purpose of complying with the requirements of Part 5 
of the Act, as required by the Director,

8   Schedule 3, section 8 is amended by repealing clauses 
(a), (b) and (c) and substituting the following:
	(a)	to receive, on a non-emergency basis, treatment as approved 
by the Director, or
	(b)	for the purpose of complying with the requirements of Part 5 
of the Act, as required by the Director,

9   Schedule 3, Section 18.1 is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
RESP allowance
18.1(1)  The Director may provide an allowance of $100 to an 
applicant or recipient for each dependent child of the applicant or 
recipient who is entitled to a grant under the Alberta Centennial 
Education Savings Act to set up or establish a Registered 
Education Savings Plan for that child.
(2)  The Director may provide the amount referred to in section 
3(2) of the Alberta Centennial Education Savings Act if an amount 
is required to receive a grant under section 3(1)(a), (b) or (c) of that 
Act.

10   Sections 2, 3 and 4 come into force on May 1, 2006.



Alberta Regulation 76/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE REGULATION
Filed: April 5, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 134/2006) 
on April 5, 2006 pursuant to sections 16 and 33 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance 
Act. 
Table of Contents


	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Interpretation
	2	Insured oral and maxillofacial surgery services
	3	Temporarily absent from Alberta
	4	Information under section 22 of the Act
	5	Deemed residents from outside Canada
	6	Resident under section 22 of the Act
	7	Dependants deemed residents
	8	Resident who establishes permanent residence elsewhere
Part 2 
Health Services and Benefits
	9	Benefits payable re basic health services
	10	Benefits payable re extended health services
	11	When entitlement commences
	12	Services not considered basic or extended health services
	13	Diagnostic imaging services
Part 3 
Claims
	14	Extra billing
	15	Information to be provided by practitioners
	16	Minister to notify Alberta Cancer Board
Part 4 
Reciprocal Payments
	17	Minister re reciprocal payments
Part 5 
Program Costs
	18	Program and program benefits
Part 6 
General
	19	Health Insurance Supplementary Fund (Canada)
	20	Contract or self-insurance plan allowed under section 26 of Act
	21	Repeal
	22	Expiry
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"accredited educational institute" means a high school, 
college, university or any other educational institution 
recognized as such by the Minister for the purposes of this 
Regulation;
	(b)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act; 
	(c)	"child" includes a foster child and any other person in respect 
of whom a resident or other person stands in the place of a 
parent.
(2)  In the Act and the regulations, "dependant" means, in relation to 
any person,
	(a)	the spouse or adult interdependent partner of that person,
	(b)	each unmarried child under the age of 21 years who is wholly 
dependent on that person for support,
	(c)	each unmarried child less than 25 years of age who is in 
full-time attendance at an accredited educational institute, 
and
	(d)	each unmarried child 21 years of age or more who is wholly 
dependent on that person by reason of mental or physical 
infirmity.
Part 1 
Interpretation
Insured oral and maxillofacial surgery services
2   Those services that are provided by a dentist in the field of oral and 
maxillofacial surgery for which benefits are payable under the Oral 
and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits Regulation are hereby specified as 
insured services for the purposes of section 1(n)(ii) of the Act.
Temporarily absent from Alberta
3(1)  For the purposes of this Regulation and section 5(2) of the Act, a 
person is "temporarily absent from Alberta" if the person
	(a)	stays in another province or territory for a period that will not 
exceed 12 consecutive months, or
	(b)	stays outside Canada for a period that will not exceed 6 
consecutive months,
and the person intends to return to and maintain permanent residence 
in Alberta on the conclusion of the stay outside Alberta.
(2)  The Minister may extend any period referred to in subsection (1) 
for a further period of time that the Minister considers proper,
	(a)	if the person provides evidence satisfactory to the Minister 
that the person intends to return to and maintain permanent 
residence in Alberta after the extended period of time, or
	(b)	if, in the opinion of the Minister, there are unforeseen and 
extenuating circumstances.
Information under section 22 of the Act
4   For the purposes of section 22 of the Act, "residents' registration 
information" includes
	(a)	any information necessary to identify or contact a personal 
representative, guardian, trustee or other legal representative 
of a resident, and
	(b)	in the case of a person who is deemed to be a resident under 
section 6, any information that the Minister requires or 
receives regarding the person that would constitute residents' 
registration information if required or received from any 
resident.
Deemed residents from outside Canada
5(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the following persons whose ordinary 
place of residence is outside Canada are deemed to be residents of 
Alberta for the purposes of the Act:
	(a)	a person who is in Alberta under a work assignment, contract 
or arrangement and applies for registration under the Plan;
	(b)	a person who is in full-time attendance as a student at an 
accredited educational institute in Alberta;
	(c)	a person who is registered under the Health Insurance 
Premiums Act as a dependant of the person referred to in 
clause (a) or (b).
(2)  Subsection (1) applies only if a person referred to in subsection 
(1)(a), (b) or (c)
	(a)	has been lawfully admitted to Canada,
	(b)	has established residence in Alberta, and
	(c)	intends to remain in Alberta for 12 or more consecutive 
months.
Resident under section 22 of the Act
6   A person whose ordinary place of residence is outside Alberta is 
deemed to be a resident of Alberta for the purposes of section 22 of the 
Act if that person receives health services in Alberta pursuant to any 
policy, program or arrangement for which the Department of Health 
and Wellness 
	(a)	makes payment directly or indirectly, or
	(b)	provides or arranges any funding or administrative services.
Dependants deemed residents
7(1)  When a child is born outside Alberta to parents who are both 
temporarily absent from Alberta and are both registered under the 
Health Insurance Premiums Act, the child is deemed to be a resident of 
Alberta for the purposes of the Act.
(2)  If a dependant of a resident is
	(a)	within Canada on a vacation or visit of not more than 12 
months' duration, or 
	(b)	in full-time attendance as a student at an accredited 
educational institute,
with the intention to become a permanent resident of Alberta on the 
conclusion of the vacation, visit or attendance as a student at an 
accredited educational institute, that dependant is deemed to be a 
resident of Alberta for the purposes of the Act.
Resident who establishes permanent residence elsewhere
8(1)  A resident who leaves Alberta for the purpose of establishing 
permanent residence in another province or territory of Canada is 
entitled to continue the resident's coverage under the Plan for the 
period beginning on the day the resident ceases to be a resident of 
Alberta and ending on the last day of the 2nd month following the 
month of arrival in the new province or territory, unless extended 
under subsection (3).
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if a resident leaves Alberta for the 
purpose of establishing permanent residence outside Alberta and the 
spouse or adult interdependent partner of the resident
	(a)	maintains a home in Alberta,
	(b)	is not living apart from the resident pursuant to a court order 
or separation agreement or otherwise, and
	(c)	intends to join the resident,
the resident is entitled to continue coverage under the Plan for a period 
not exceeding 12 months beginning on the day the resident ceases to 
be resident in Alberta.
(3)  If the resident informs the Minister that vacation or travelling time 
will be taken in conjunction with the move referred to in subsection 
(1), the Minister may extend the duration of the coverage under the 
Plan for a further period not exceeding one month, except that under 
no circumstances may the total duration of the coverage under the Plan 
extend beyond the last day of the 4th month following the month of 
leaving Alberta, unless extended under subsection (4).
(4)  If a resident, while travelling between Alberta and the province or 
territory of Canada in which the resident intends to establish 
permanent residence, is hospitalized, the resident remains entitled to 
continuing coverage under the Plan while the resident is continuously 
hospitalized for up to 12 months from the date the resident first 
became hospitalized.
(5)  Subject to subsection (7), if a resident is establishing permanent 
residence outside Canada and notifies the Minister that the resident 
wishes to continue to be covered under the Plan, that resident is 
entitled to be covered under the Plan for the period beginning the day 
that resident ceases to be a resident of Alberta and ending one, 2 or 3 
months, as prescribed by the Minister, following the month the 
resident ceases to be a resident of Alberta, unless the period is 
extended under subsection (6).
(6)  Subject to subsection (7), if a person requires continuing coverage 
under the Plan while en route from Alberta to establish permanent 
residence outside Canada, the Minister may, in a particular case in 
which the Minister finds that unforeseen and extenuating 
circumstances so warrant, extend the duration of the continuing 
coverage under the Plan for a further period not exceeding 12 months.
(7)  A resident is not entitled to continuing coverage under the Plan 
until the resident has paid
	(a)	all arrears of premiums, and
	(b)	the premiums applicable to the period of the continuing 
coverage
pursuant to the Health Insurance Premiums Regulation (AR 217/81).
Part 2 
Health Services and Benefits
Benefits payable re basic health services
9   The benefits payable by the Minister in respect of basic health 
services are the benefits specified in the regulations under section 17 of 
the Act.
Benefits payable re extended health services
10   The benefits payable in respect of extended health services 
pursuant to section 3(2) of the Act are
	(a)	for those goods and services provided by a dentist, a 
denturist, an optometrist or an optician that are listed in the 
Extended Health Services Benefits Regulation, and
	(b)	subject to any terms and conditions that may form part of an 
agreement made under section 20 or 40 of the Act.
When entitlement commences
11(1)  Entitlement to benefits for extended health services pursuant to 
section 3(2)(b) of the Act shall commence
	(a)	on the date on which the registration under the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act becomes effective, if the resident is 
receiving a widow's pension at that time, or
	(b)	on the date the resident becomes eligible for a widow's 
pension, if that date occurs after the effective date of 
registration.
(2)  Entitlement to benefits for extended health services pursuant to 
section 3(2)(b) of the Act shall cease
	(a)	at the end of the 2nd month following the month in which the 
death of the resident who was receiving the widow's pension 
occurs, or
	(b)	at the end of the 2nd month following the month in which the 
resident becomes ineligible for the widow's pension,
whichever occurs first.
Services not considered basic or extended health services
12(1)  For the purposes of this section, a service is available in Canada 
if a resident could have obtained the service in Canada within the time 
period generally accepted as reasonable by the medical or dental 
profession for any resident with a similar condition.
(2)  Unless otherwise approved by the Minister, the following services 
are not basic health services or extended health services:
	(a)	medical-legal services, including
	(i)	examinations performed at the request of third parties in 
connection with legal proceedings,
	(ii)	giving of evidence by a practitioner in legal 
proceedings, or
	(iii)	preparation of reports or other documents relating to the 
results of a practitioner's examination for use in legal 
proceedings or otherwise and whether requested by the 
patient or by a third party;
	(b)	advice by telephone or any other means of 
telecommunication and toll charges or other charges for 
telephone calls or telecommunication services except as 
provided for in the Schedule of Medical Benefits under the 
Medical Benefits Regulation;
	(c)	transportation services, including ambulance services for
	(i)	transportation of a patient to a hospital or to a 
practitioner elsewhere, or
	(ii)	transportation of a practitioner to a hospital or to a 
patient elsewhere,
		whether the costs of those services are by way of charges for 
distance or charges for travelling time;
	(d)	examinations required for the use of third parties;
	(e)	services that a resident is eligible to receive under a statute of 
any other province or territory, the Health Care Protection 
Act, the Hospitals Act, any statute relating to workers' 
compensation or under any statute of the Parliament of 
Canada, including
	(i)	the Aeronautics Act (Canada),
	(ii)	the Civilian War-related Benefits Act (Canada),
	(iii)	the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (Canada),
	(iv)	the Government Employees Compensation Act 
(Canada),
	(v)	the Merchant Seamen Compensation Act (Canada),
	(vi)	the National Defence Act (Canada),
	(vii)	the Pension Act (Canada), and
	(viii)	the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (Canada);
	(f)	services not provided by or under the supervision of a 
practitioner, except as provided for in the Schedule of 
Medical Benefits under the Medical Benefits Regulation;
	(g)	services for which a patient would not be liable to pay in the 
absence of benefits for health services;
	(h)	services that the Minister, on review of the evidence, 
determines not to be health services because the services
	(i)	are not required, or
	(ii)	are experimental or applied research;
	(i)	services in connection with group immunizations against a 
disease or services in connection with group examinations by 
a practitioner;
	(j)	services provided by a practitioner to the practitioner's 
children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, grandparents, 
spouse or adult interdependent partner or any person who is 
dependent on the practitioner for support;
	(k)	laboratory and diagnostic imaging services provided in 
Alberta in a facility that does not meet the criteria for 
registration under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and 
that is not registered with the Alberta Health Care Insurance 
Plan or for which benefits are not payable under the Medical 
Benefits Regulation, the Podiatric Benefits Regulation, the 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits Regulation or the 
Chiropractic Benefits Regulation;
	(l)	services provided outside Canada that are available inside 
Canada (other than services provided in the case of an 
emergency);
	(m)	services provided outside Canada that are not available inside 
Canada unless approved by the Out-of-Country Health 
Services Committee or the Out-of-Country Health Services 
Appeal Panel under the Out-of-Country Health Services 
Regulation;
	(n)	drugs, casts, surgical appliances and special bandages, except 
as provided for in the Schedule of Medical Benefits under the 
Medical Benefits Regulation or the Schedule of Podiatric 
Benefits under the Podiatric Benefits Regulation;
	(o)	non-hospital facility fee charges associated with any health 
services provided in a non-hospital facility outside of 
Alberta;
	(p)	services for substance abuse, eating disorders or other 
addictive disorders provided outside of Alberta.
Diagnostic imaging services
13(1)  If benefits are paid or payable with respect to diagnostic 
imaging services provided to a resident, the practitioner who provided 
the services shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable after a request is 
made by the resident, make the resulting diagnostic images available to 
any other practitioner designated by the resident. 
(2)  A practitioner who receives diagnostic images under subsection 
(1) 
	(a)	may make copies of the images, and
	(b)	shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the images 
have served the purpose for which they were required, return 
the original images to the practitioner who made the images 
available.  
(3)  If a practitioner fails to comply with a request under subsection 
(1),
	(a)	the Minister may withhold the benefits payable to the 
practitioner with respect to the diagnostic imaging services 
provided to the resident, or
	(b)	if benefits have already been paid to the practitioner or 
resident with respect to those services, the practitioner is 
liable for and shall repay to the Minister the benefits paid in 
respect of the services.
(4)  If the practitioner fails to repay benefits under subsection (3)(b), 
the Minister may withhold the amount of the benefits from any other 
benefits payable to the practitioner.
(5)  If a practitioner fails to comply with subsection (2)(b), the Minister 
may withhold from benefits payable to the practitioner an amount 
equivalent to the benefits paid or payable with respect to the diagnostic 
imaging services provided by the practitioner who made the diagnostic 
images available.
(6)  If benefits are withheld by the Minister under subsection (3)(a), (4) 
or (5) or a practitioner repays benefits to the Minister under subsection 
(3)(b), the practitioner is not entitled to collect any amount from any 
person in respect of the services involved.
Part 3 
Claims
Extra billing
14(1)  Except as provided for in section 21 of the Act, a practitioner 
must not submit an account for payment to a resident or to another 
Government department or agency if the practitioner has submitted or 
intends to submit a claim for benefits to the Minister.
(2)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.
(3)  To avoid any doubt, for the purposes of the Act and regulations, 
any good or service provided by a practitioner that is listed in the 
Schedule of Medical Benefits under the Medical Benefits Regulation or 
the Schedule of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits under the 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits Regulation is an insured 
service, whether the cost of that good or service is greater than or less 
than the maximum benefit payable for the good or service provided.
Information to be provided by practitioners
15(1)  A practitioner must, in a form approved by the Minister, 
provide to the Minister any information that the Minister may require 
regarding the practitioner's training, the type of practice the 
practitioner is engaged in or any other related information.
(2)  If a practitioner provides goods or services to a resident of Alberta, 
the practitioner must retain the original documentation relating to the 
goods or services provided for a period of not less than 6 years and 
must, on request, make the documentation available to the Minister.
(3)  If a practitioner on behalf of a resident claims benefits in respect of 
diagnosis or treatment of cancer, the practitioner, from time to time, 
must report to the Alberta Cancer Board, in writing, on forms 
established by that Board, any information that the Board requires 
concerning the claim, including the name of the person in respect of 
whom the services were provided, the nature of the illness and 
particulars of the services.
Minister to notify Alberta Cancer Board
16(1)  If requested to do so by the Alberta Cancer Board for any 
specific resident, the Minister shall notify the Alberta Cancer Board 
whenever a claim for benefits is paid in respect of any services 
provided to that resident that may relate to cancer.
(2)  If benefits for services are paid by the Minister before the 
practitioner complies with section 15(3) in respect of the reports, the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta or the Alberta Dental 
Association and College, as the case may be, may, on being notified to 
do so by the Alberta Cancer Board, request, in writing, the practitioner 
to submit the reports to the Alberta Cancer Board.
(3)  If a practitioner, on being requested by the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons of Alberta or the Alberta Dental Association and College 
under subsection (2) to submit the reports under section 15(3) fails to 
do so, the practitioner is liable for and shall repay to the Minister the 
benefits paid to the practitioner in respect of the services and the 
amount of such benefits constitutes a debt payable to the Crown.
(4)  If the practitioner fails to repay benefits under subsection (3), the 
Minister may withhold the amount of the benefits from any other 
benefits payable to the practitioner.
(5)  If a practitioner repays benefits to the Minister under subsection 
(3) or the benefits are withheld by the Minister under subsection (4), 
the practitioner is not entitled to collect any amount from any person in 
respect of the services involved.
(6)  Subsections (3), (4) and (5) cease to apply when the practitioner 
complies with section 15(3) in respect of the reports.
Part 4 
Reciprocal Payments
Minister re reciprocal payments
17   The Minister is authorized under the Plan to make payments to a 
hospital or a physician in Alberta in respect of insured services 
provided by the hospital or by the physician to residents of another 
province or territory of Canada, where the making of such payments is 
the subject of an agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of 
the Province of Alberta as represented by the Minister of Health and 
Wellness and the government of the other province or territory as 
represented by the appropriate Minister of that province or territory, 
and the agreement provides that those payments are recoverable from 
the provincial or territorial health authority of the other province or 
territory.
Part 5 
Program Costs
Program and program benefits
18(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"program" means a program established under subsection 
(2);
	(b)	"program benefit" means the benefit referred to in subsection 
(2).
(2)  The Minister is authorized to establish by order or enter into an 
agreement with a person for the establishment of a program to benefit 
one or more physicians or categories of physicians who are entitled to 
receive payment of benefits under the Plan.
(3)  The order or agreement establishing a program must
	(a)	provide for the basis on which eligibility for program 
benefits is determined,
	(b)	provide for the basis on which the rates for program benefits 
are determined,
	(c)	prescribe the manner in which program benefits are to be 
paid and the persons to whom program benefits are to be 
paid, the conditions of payment, if any, and the information 
required to be submitted in connection with claims for 
program benefits,
	(d)	provide for the term or manner of termination of the 
program,
	(e)	provide for the payment of costs, if any, to administer the 
program and the person to whom the costs are to be paid, and
	(f)	include such other provisions as the Minister considers 
appropriate in respect of the program.
(4)  The Minister is authorized to pay the administration costs and 
program benefits of a program under the Plan.
Part 6 
General
Health Insurance Supplementary Fund (Canada)
19   The Minister may participate in the Health Insurance 
Supplementary Fund (Canada) in respect of persons of Alberta who 
through no fault of their own have ceased to be entitled to benefits or 
are not eligible for benefits.
Contract or self-insurance plan allowed under section 26 of Act
20(1)  Pursuant to section 26 of the Act, an insurer shall not enter 
into or issue a contract or initiate a self-insurance plan covering 
indemnification for the cost of basic health services or extended 
health services provided within Alberta except as otherwise provided 
in this section.
(2)  An insurer may enter into or issue a contract or initiate a 
self-insurance plan under which a resident is indemnified for
	(a)	the cost of chiropractic services provided to the resident by a 
chiropractor in excess of the amount that is payable in respect 
of each service under the Chiropractic Benefits Regulation,
	(b)	the cost of podiatric services provided to the resident by a 
podiatrist in excess of the amount that is payable in respect of 
each service under the Podiatric Benefits Regulation,
	(c)	the cost of optometric services provided to the resident by an 
optometrist in excess of the amount that is payable under the 
Optometric Benefits Regulation, or
	(d)	the cost of extended health services provided to the resident 
where those services are outside the limits prescribed in the 
Extended Health Services Benefits Regulation.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2)(a), an insurer may enter into or 
issue a contract or initiate a self-insurance plan under which a resident 
is indemnified for the cost of chiropractic services provided to the 
person pursuant to the Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols Regulation 
(AR 122/2004).
(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), nothing in this Regulation 
prevents an individual from receiving indemnity for the cost of 
extended health services where the individual was eligible to receive 
such indemnity through some other plan provided by a private 
insurance carrier before the individual or the individual's dependants 
became eligible for extended benefits.
Repeal
21   The Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation (AR 216/81) is 
repealed.
Expiry
22   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.


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Alberta Regulation 77/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
BLUE CROSS AGREEMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 5, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 135/2006) 
on April 5, 2006 pursuant to sections 16, 33 and 41(5) of the Alberta Health Care 
Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Applicants for Enrolment
	2	Enrolment as non-group member
	3	New residents
	4	Person who ceases to be a dependant
	5	Transfer from group member
	6	Transfer from other group insurance plan
	7	Cancellation by resident
	8	Cancellation by Minister
Part 2 
Enrolment by Minister
	9	Application of Part 1
	10	Enrolment of seniors
	11	Enrolment of widow's pension recipients
Part 3 
Expiry
	12	Expiry
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"Alberta Blue Cross Plan" means the Alberta Blue Cross 
Plan operated by the ABC Benefits Corporation under the 
ABC Benefits Corporation Act and the regulations under that 
Act;
	(c)	"date of receipt" means the date the applicant's application 
under section 2 was received by the Minister;
	(d)		"date of residency" means the date the applicant became a 
resident of Alberta;
	(e)	"dependant", except in section 4, means dependant as defined 
in the Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Part 1 
Applicants for Enrolment
Enrolment as non-group member
2(1)  A resident of Alberta who is not in arrears in the payment of 
premiums under the Health Insurance Premiums Act may apply to the 
Minister in the form established by the Minister to be enrolled, with 
the resident's dependants, as a non-group member of the Alberta Blue 
Cross Plan.
(2)  The effective date of membership of an applicant under subsection 
(1) is the first day of the 4th month following the date of receipt, unless 
section 3, 4, 5 or 6 applies.
(3)  The effective date of membership of an applicant's dependants is 
the same as the effective date of membership of the applicant.
New residents
3   The effective date of membership of an applicant under section 2 is 
the first day of the 3rd month following the date of receipt if the 
applicant moved to Alberta
	(a)	from another jurisdiction in Canada and the date of receipt 
falls before the first day of the 4th month following the date 
of residency, or
	(b)	from a jurisdiction outside Canada and the date of receipt is 
not later than 3 months following the date of residency.
Person who ceases to be a dependant
4   The effective date of membership of an applicant under section 2 is 
the date on which the applicant's registration under the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act is effective if all of the following apply:
	(a)	the applicant ceased to be a dependant under the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act and applied for registration under 
that Act;
	(b)	the applicant requested an application form referred to in 
section 2 within one month after the date shown in the 
Minister's records as the date that the applicant ceased to be 
a dependant under the Health Insurance Premiums Act;
	(c)	the date of receipt is not more than one month after the date 
the application form was given or mailed to the applicant;
	(d)	the applicant's eligibility for receipt of benefits under the 
Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan has not ceased since the 
date the applicant ceased to be a dependant under the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act.
Transfer from group member
5(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the effective date of membership of an 
applicant under section 2 who wishes to transfer from enrolment as a 
group member of the Alberta Blue Cross Plan to enrolment as a 
non-group member of the Alberta Blue Cross Plan is
	(a)	the date on which the termination of the applicant's 
enrolment as a group member is effective, or
	(b)	if the applicant is notified of the termination of the 
applicant's enrolment as a group member after the date on 
which the termination is effective,
	(i)	the date on which the termination of the applicant's 
enrolment as a group member was effective, or
	(ii)	the first day of the 4th month following the date of 
receipt,
		whichever the applicant chooses.
(2)  Subsection (1) applies only if the date of receipt is not more than 
30 days after the applicant is notified of the termination of the 
applicant's enrolment as a group member.
Transfer from other group insurance plan
6(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the effective date of membership of an 
applicant under section 2 who wishes to transfer from enrolment under 
a group insurance plan that in the Minister's opinion is similar to the 
Alberta Blue Cross Plan to enrolment as a non-group member of the 
Alberta Blue Cross Plan is the date on which the termination of the 
applicant's coverage under the group insurance plan is effective.
(2)  Subsection (1) applies only if the date of receipt is not more than 
30 days after the date on which the termination of the applicant's 
coverage under the group insurance plan is effective.
Cancellation by resident
7   A resident enrolled as a non-group member of the Alberta Blue 
Cross Plan may notify the Minister to cancel the resident's 
membership and the cancellation of the membership is effective on the 
last day of the month in which the Minister receives the notification.
Cancellation by Minister
8   If a resident enrolled as a non-group member of the Alberta Blue 
Cross Plan is in arrears in the payment of premiums under the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act or the regulations under that Act for a period 
longer than 3 months, the Minister shall cancel the resident's 
membership as a non-group member of the Alberta Blue Cross Plan.
Part 2 
Enrolment by Minister
Application of Part 1
9   Part 1 does not apply to a resident enrolled as a non-group member 
of the Alberta Blue Cross Plan in accordance with this Part.
Enrolment of seniors
10(1)  If a resident or the resident's spouse or adult interdependent 
partner is 65 years of age or older, the Minister shall enrol the resident 
and the resident's dependants as non-group members of the Alberta 
Blue Cross Plan.
(2)  The effective date of membership of a person enrolled under 
subsection (1) is
	(a)	the date on which the registration for basic health services 
under the Health Insurance Premiums Act becomes effective, 
where the resident, spouse or adult interdependent partner is 
65 years of age or older at the time of registration,
	(b)	the first day of the first month following the 65th birthday of 
the resident, spouse or adult interdependent partner, where 
that birthday occurs after the date on which the registration 
for basic health services becomes effective, or
	(c)	the date of the 65th birthday of the resident, spouse or adult 
interdependent partner, where that birthday falls on the first 
day of the month and occurs after the date on which the 
registration for basic health services becomes effective.
(3)  Entitlement to enrolment under subsection (1) ceases at the end of 
the 2nd month following the month in which the death of the resident, 
spouse or adult interdependent partner who is 65 years of age or older 
occurs.
Enrolment of widow's pension recipients
11(1)  If a resident is in receipt of a widow's pension the Minister 
shall enrol the resident and the resident's dependants as non-group 
members of the Alberta Blue Cross Plan.
(2)  The effective date of membership of a person enrolled under 
subsection (1) is the date on which
	(a)	the registration for basic health services under the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act becomes effective, where the 
resident is in receipt of the widow's pension at the time of 
registration, or
	(b)	entitlement to the widow's pension occurs, where entitlement 
occurs after the date on which the registration for basic health 
services becomes effective.
(3)  Entitlement to enrolment under subsection (1) ceases
	(a)	at the end of the 2nd month following the month in which the 
resident who was receiving the widow's pension dies, or
	(b)	at the end of the 2nd month following the month in which the 
resident becomes ineligible for the widow's pension,
whichever occurs first.
Part 3 
Expiry
Expiry
12   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.


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Alberta Regulation 78/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
OUT-OF-COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICES REGULATION
Filed: April 5, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 136/2006) 
on April 5, 2006 pursuant to sections 16 and 33 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance 
Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Interpretation
	2	Application
	3	OOCHSC continued
	4	Members
	5	Quorum and voting
	6	Functions of OOCHSC
	7	Screening of application
	8	Review and decision of OOCHSC
	9	Payment by Minister
	10	Appeal of OOCHSC decision
	11	Appeal Panel
	12	Majority decision
	13	Appeal Panel reviews application and OOCHSC decision
	14	Expiry
Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Appeal Panel" means the Out-of-Country Health Services 
Appeal Panel continued under section 11;
	(b)	"Chair", except in sections 11 and 12, means the chair of the 
Out-of-Country Health Services Committee;
	(c)	"dependant" means dependant as defined in the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation;
	(d)	"elective services" means insured services and insured 
hospital services that are not provided in an emergency or in 
other circumstances in which medical care is required 
without delay;
	(e)	"insured hospital services" means insured services as defined 
in Part 3 of the Hospitals Act;
	(f)	"OOCHSC" means the Out-of-Country Health Services 
Committee continued under section 3.
(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, a service is available in 
Canada if a resident could have obtained the service in Canada within 
the time period generally accepted as reasonable by the medical or 
dental profession for any resident with a similar condition.
Application
2(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a resident of Alberta may apply to the 
OOCHSC for approval of the payment of expenses with respect to 
insured services or insured hospital services received outside of 
Canada, where the resident or the resident's dependant has 
endeavoured to receive the services in Canada and the services are not 
available in Canada.
(2)  An application may only be made under subsection (1) with 
respect to
	(a)	elective services, if the application is made prior to receiving 
the services, or
	(b)	insured services or insured hospital services that are not 
elective services, if the application is made
	(i)	prior to receiving the services, or
	(ii)	not later than 365 days after the services were received.
(3)  An application under subsection (1) must
	(a)	be in writing in a form established by the OOCHSC,
	(b)	contain the information required under section 7(1)(c), and
	(c)	include a letter in support of the application from
	(i)	an Alberta physician, if the services are insured medical 
services referred to in the Medical Benefits Regulation 
or insured hospital services, or
	(ii)	an Alberta dentist, if the insured services are oral and 
maxillofacial surgery services referred to in the Oral 
and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits Regulation.
(4)  An application under subsection (1) may be made on behalf of a 
resident to the OOCHSC
	(a)	by a resident's personal representative who is a resident of 
Alberta,
	(b)	by a physician registered under the Medical Profession Act, 
or
	(c)	by a dentist registered as a regulated member under Schedule 
7 to the Health Professions Act.
OOCHSC continued
3   The Out-of-Country Health Services Committee established under 
the Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation (AR 216/81) is 
continued.
Members
4(1)  The OOCHSC consists of the following members appointed by 
the Minister:
	(a)	4 physicians;
	(b)	an employee of the Department of Health and Wellness.
(2)  The term of a member appointed under subsection (1)(a) shall not 
exceed 3 years, and the member is eligible for reappointment.
(3)  The person referred to in subsection (1)(b) is the Chair.
(4)  The Minister may designate an employee of the Department of 
Health and Wellness as an alternate for the member referred to in 
subsection (1)(b) to act as Chair in the place of that member when that 
member is temporarily absent or unable to act.
(5)  Members of the OOCHSC who are not employees of the 
Department of Health and Wellness are entitled to
	(a)	remuneration in accordance with the Committee 
Remuneration Order at 2 times the rate set out in Schedule 1, 
Part A of that Order, and
	(b)	travelling and living expenses in accordance with Schedule 1, 
Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order.
Quorum and voting
5(1)  The quorum for the purpose of meetings of the OOCHSC is 3 
members, one of whom must be the Chair.
(2)  The Chair is a non-voting member of the OOCHSC.
(3)  A tie vote on a matter is deemed to be a vote against the matter.
(4)  A decision made by the majority of the members of the OOCHSC 
who are present at a meeting is, if the members present constitute a 
quorum, deemed to be a decision of the OOCHSC.
Functions of OOCHSC
6(1)  The OOCHSC shall review, evaluate and decide on all 
applications made under section 2 that are declared to be complete by 
the Chair under section 7.
(2)  The OOCHSC shall, on the request of the Minister,
	(a)	submit reports to the Minister on its activities, and
	(b)	carry out any other activities related to insured services and 
insured hospital services that the Minister considers 
appropriate.
Screening of application
7(1)  When an application under section 2 is received by the 
OOCHSC, the Chair shall conduct an initial screening of the 
application to ensure that the application
	(a)	is submitted by a person referred to in section 2,
	(b)	is supported in writing by an Alberta physician or dentist 
unless there are extenuating circumstances as determined by 
the Chair, and
	(c)	contains information, including health information, that the 
Chair considers to be sufficient for the proper review by the 
OOCHSC.
(2)  In carrying out the initial screening of an application under 
subsection (1), the Chair, or the person designated by the Chair for that 
purpose, may conduct any independent investigation that may be 
considered necessary in order to complete the initial screening of an 
application.
(3)  After the Chair has concluded the initial screening of an 
application and is satisfied that the application meets the requirements 
set out in subsection (1), the Chair may declare the application 
complete and forward that application to the OOCHSC for review.
Review and decision of OOCHSC
8(1)  Within 60 days from the date that the Chair has declared under 
section 7 that an application is complete, the OOCHSC shall decide
	(a)	whether the services referred to in the application are insured 
services or insured hospital services,
	(b)	whether to approve payment with respect to insured services 
and insured hospital services received or to be received 
outside of Canada, and
	(c)	whether, in respect of insured services and insured hospital 
services received or to be received outside of Canada, to 
impose conditions on payment.
(2)  In making a decision under subsection (1), the OOCHSC may not 
approve payment for
	(a)	subsistence and accommodation costs of the person receiving 
insured services or insured hospital services outside of 
Canada or of anyone who accompanies that person,
	(b)	insured services or insured hospital services provided outside 
Canada if the services are available in Canada, and
	(c)	services that the OOCHSC decides are experimental or 
applied research.
(3)  The OOCHSC may, if it considers it to be advisable or necessary, 
consult with health specialists in respect of the matter under its 
consideration before it renders its decision under subsection (1).
(4)  Where the OOCHSC consults with a health specialist under 
subsection (3), the Minister may pay that health specialist an 
appropriate fee in respect of that consultation.
(5)  The OOCHSC shall, within 10 days of making a decision under 
subsection (1), excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, send
	(a)	a written copy of its decision with reasons to the Minister, to 
the applicant and, if the applicant is a person referred to in 
section 2(4), to the resident on whose behalf the application 
is made, and
	(b)	notice of the right to appeal the decision to the applicant and, 
if the applicant is a person referred to in section 2(4), to the 
resident on whose behalf the application is made.
Payment by Minister
9   If the OOCHSC approves an application for payment under section 
8, the Minister shall pay for those services approved by the OOCHSC.
Appeal of OOCHSC decision
10   The resident or the person making the application on the 
resident's behalf under section 2 may appeal a decision of the 
OOCHSC under section 8 to the Appeal Panel by submitting a notice 
of appeal to the Appeal Panel within 60 days of receipt of the decision.
Appeal Panel
11(1)  The Out-of-Country Health Services Appeal Panel established 
under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation (AR 216/81) is 
continued.
(2)  The Appeal Panel consists of 6 members appointed by the 
Minister, of which 4 must be physicians, one must be an ethicist and 
one must be a member of the general public.
(3)  The term of the members referred to in subsection (2) shall not be 
more than 3 years, and those members are eligible for reappointment.
(4)  The Minister may designate a member of the Appeal Panel as the 
chair and a member of the Appeal Panel as the vice-chair.
(5)  A quorum of the Appeal Panel consists of 3 members, 2 of whom 
must be physicians, and one of whom must be either the ethicist or the 
member of the general public.
(6)  Members of the Appeal Panel who are not employees of the 
Government are entitled to,
	(a)	in the case of a member who is a physician,
	(i)	remuneration in accordance with the Committee 
Remuneration Order at 2 times the rate set out in 
Schedule 1, Part A of that Order, and
	(ii)	travelling and living expenses in accordance with 
Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration 
Order,
		and
	(b)	in the case of a member who is not a physician,
	(i)	remuneration in accordance with the Committee 
Remuneration Order at 1.5 times the rate set out in 
Schedule 1, Part A of that Order, and
	(ii)	travelling and living expenses in accordance with 
Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration 
Order.
Majority decision
12(1)  The chair and the vice-chair of the Appeal Panel are voting 
members of the Appeal Panel.
(2)  A decision of the majority of the members of the Appeal Panel 
who review the appeal is deemed to be a decision of the Appeal Panel.
(3)  A tie vote on a matter is deemed to be a vote against the matter.
Appeal Panel reviews application and OOCHSC decision
13(1)  The Appeal Panel shall review the applicant's application and 
the OOCHSC's decision if a notice of appeal is received within 60 
days of the appellant receiving the decision under section 8.
(2)  In reviewing the OOCHSC's decision, the Appeal Panel shall 
review only the written decision and reasons and the matters referred 
to in section 7(1) and shall not review any new evidence.
(3)  An appeal must be reviewed and a decision made within 60 days 
of receipt of a notice of appeal.
(4)  The Appeal Panel may confirm or vary the decision of the 
OOCHSC or substitute its decision for the OOCHSC's decision.
(5)  If the Appeal Panel confirms, varies or substitutes its decision for 
the OOCHSC's decision approving the payment of services, the 
Minister shall pay for those services approved by the Appeal Panel.
(6)  The Appeal Panel shall, within 10 days of making a decision under 
this section, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, send a written 
copy of its decision with reasons to the Minister, each member of the 
OOCHSC, the appellant and, if the appellant is a person referred to in 
section 2(4), to the resident on whose behalf the appeal is made.
Expiry
14   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.


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Alberta Regulation 79/2006
Student Financial Assistance Act
STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 5, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 139/2006) 
on April 5, 2006 pursuant to section 22 of the Student Financial Assistance Act. 
1   The Student Financial Assistance Regulation 
(AR 298/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 31(11) of Schedule 1 is amended by striking out 
"3" and substituting "6".

3   Sections 4 to 13 of this Regulation amend Schedule 2.

4   Section 8(3) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "the Minister may declare ineligible for 
financial assistance a student who" and substituting 
"unless the Minister determines otherwise a student is 
ineligible for financial assistance if the student";
	(b)	by repealing clause (c) and substituting the 
following:
	(c)	has ever filed for protection under the Bankruptcy and 
Insolvency Act (Canada) and regulations, whether 
discharged or not,
	(c)	by adding "or" at the end of clause (d) and by 
adding the following after clause (d):
	(e)	is receiving benefits under the Employment Insurance 
Act (Canada), or
	(f)	is enrolled in a program of study authorized by a licence 
issued under the Private Vocational Schools Act, or a 
licence the Minister considers equivalent to a licence 
issued under that Act, and the licensee has not entered 
into an agreement with the Minister in accordance with 
section 9(d).

5   Section 9 is amended by adding the following after 
clause (c):
	(d)	notwithstanding anything else in this section, in the case of 
licensees offering a program of study authorized by a licence 
issued under the Private Vocational Schools Act, or a licence 
the Minister considers equivalent to a licence issued under 
that Act, unless the Minister determines otherwise, the 
licensee has entered into an agreement with the Minister 
providing for
	(i)	tuition fee refunds,
	(ii)	notification of withdrawals of students from that 
program,
	(iii)	the withdrawal or reduction of financial assistance if
	(A)	the Minister considers that the persons who are or 
were enrolled in that program have an 
unacceptable direct loan default rate, or
	(B)	the Director of Private Vocational Schools 
considers that that program has an unacceptable 
student retention rate or that graduates of the 
program have an unacceptable employment 
placement rate,
			and
	(iv)	any other provision that the Minister considers is 
required for the proper administration of that program.

6   Section 10 is repealed.

7   Section 11 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (1):
(1.1)  Financial assistance may be provided only for the loan year 
for which assistance is applied and assessed.

8   Section 15 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the 
following:
Reviews
15(1)  A student
	(a)	whose application for financial assistance is refused on 
the ground that the student
	(i)	is declared ineligible under section 8(3),
	(ii)	is not resident in Alberta, including the question of 
whether or not the student is an independent 
student, or
	(iii)	in the case of a Northern Alberta Development 
Bursary, does not meet the requirements of section 
17(1)
			or
	(b)	whose amount of financial assistance has been 
reassessed by the Minister under section 14(3)
may apply, in writing, to the Minister to review the decision 
within 90 days after the date the student received notice of the 
decision.
	(b)	by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the 
following:
(3)  Where a student applies for financial assistance and
	(a)	financial assistance is not awarded, or
	(b)	less financial assistance is awarded than the amount 
applied for,
the student may apply for a review of the decision to a 
committee appointed by the Minister from among members of 
the public by filing an application for review with the secretary 
of the committee before the end of the academic year in respect 
of which the financial assistance was applied for.
(3.1)  A review under subsection (3) does not apply to a refusal 
of financial assistance on a ground referred to in subsection (1) 
or a reassessment under section 14(3).
	(c)	by repealing subsection (7) and substituting the 
following:
(7)  An application for  a review under this section must include 
the following:
	(a)	the applicant's name, current address and telephone 
number;
	(b)	the decision reviewed;
	(c)	the reasons for requesting the review;
	(d)	any other relevant information requested by the Minister 
or that the applicant wishes considered.

9   Section 18(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Maintenance Grant
18(1)  The Minister may award financial assistance in the form of 
a Maintenance Grant to an eligible student who
	(a)	is financially responsible for a parent, spouse, adult 
interdependent partner or child of the student,
	(b)	in the Minister's opinion requires special financial help, and
	(c)	has obtained a loan of $1000 or more in the loan year in 
which the academic year or semester referred to in subsection 
(2) begins.

10   Section 19 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Grant for Students with Disabilities
19   The Minister may award financial assistance in the form of a 
Grant for Students with Disabilities, in an amount not exceeding 
$1000 per semester, to an eligible student who
	(a)	is a student with a disability,
	(b)	in the Minister's opinion requires special financial help, and
	(c)	has obtained a loan of $1000 or more in the loan year in 
which the semester for which the grant is being awarded 
occurs.

11   Section 29 is repealed.

12   Section 33(6) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "5 years" and substituting "60 months";
	(b)	by adding "as that day was identified in the borrower's first 
application for interest relief," after "full-time student".

13   Section 33(7) is amended by striking out "3" and 
substituting "6".


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Alberta Regulation 80/2006
Personal Property Security Act
PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITY AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 5, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 140/2006) 
on April 5, 2006 pursuant to section 73 of the Personal Property Security Act. 
1   The Personal Property Security Regulation (AR 95/2001) 
is amended by this Regulation.
2   Section 70 is amended by striking out "June 30, 2006" and 
substituting "June 30, 2008".


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Alberta Regulation 81/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: April 7, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 16/2006) 
on March 23, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application of other regulations
	3	To whom benefits are payable
	4	Payment to practitioner
	5	Form of claim
	6	Adjustment of claim permitted
	7	Limitation period for claims
	8	Extended illness outside Alberta
	9	Disruption in hospital services
	10	Repeals
	11	Expiry
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"carrier" means a carrier as defined in section 26 of the Act;
	(c)	"dependant" means a dependant as defined in the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation;
	(d)	"insurer" means an insurer as defined in section 26 of the 
Act;
	(e)	"self-insurance plan" means a self-insurance plan as defined 
in section 26 of the Act.
Application of other regulations
2   The payment of benefits for health services is subject to this 
Regulation and to any other applicable regulation under the Act 
relating to those benefits.
To whom benefits are payable
3(1)  Subject to subsection (4), the Minister may, in respect of a health 
service provided in Alberta to a resident or to a resident's dependant 
who is a resident, pay benefits to
	(a)	the resident,
	(b)	the practitioner who provided the health service, or
	(c)	a third party who at the request of the Minister
	(i)	provides evidence satisfactory to the Minister that he or 
she paid for the health service provided, or
	(ii)	has entered into an agreement with the Minister for the 
reimbursement of benefits paid by the third party.
(2)  Subject to subsection (4), the Minister may, in respect of a health 
service provided outside Alberta in another province or a territory of 
Canada to a resident or to a resident's dependant who is a resident, pay 
benefits to
	(a)	the resident,
	(b)	the resident's insurer, if the insurer
	(i)	provides evidence satisfactory to the Minister that the 
insurer paid for the health service provided, or
	(ii)	has entered into an agreement with the Minister for the 
reimbursement of benefits paid by the insurer,
	(c)	the practitioner who provided the health service,
	(d)	a health care facility,
	(e)	the government of a province or territory in Canada, as the 
case may be, or
	(f)	a third party who is not an insurer and who at the request of 
the Minister
	(i)	provides evidence satisfactory to the Minister that the 
third party paid for the health service provided, or
	(ii)	has entered into an agreement with the Minister for the 
reimbursement of benefits paid by the third party.
(3)  Subject to subsection (4), the Minister may, in respect of a health 
service provided outside Canada to a resident or to a resident's 
dependant who is a resident, pay benefits to
	(a)	the resident,
	(b)	the resident's insurer, if the insurer
	(i)	provides evidence satisfactory to the Minister that the 
insurer paid for the health service provided, or
	(ii)	has entered into an agreement with the Minister for the 
reimbursement of benefits paid by the insurer,
	(c)	the practitioner who provided the health service,
	(d)	a health care facility, or
	(e)	a third party who is not an insurer and who at the request of 
the Minister
	(i)	provides evidence satisfactory to the Minister that the 
third party paid for the health service provided, or
	(ii)	has entered into an agreement with the Minister for the 
reimbursement of benefits paid by the third party.
(4)  No benefits may be paid to a third party under subsections (1) to 
(3) without first having obtained the written consent of the resident.
(5)  The Minister may, in accordance with and subject to the conditions 
contained in an agreement referred to in section 17 of the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation, pay benefits in the amounts and to 
the persons authorized by that agreement.
Payment to practitioner
4(1)  In this section, "clinic" means a group of practitioners who 
practise their profession together.
(2)  A practitioner may assign the benefits to which the practitioner is 
entitled to
	(a)	a clinic of which the practitioner is a member,
	(b)	an organization that employs or has entered into a service 
agreement or arrangement with the practitioner, or
	(c)	another practitioner.
(3)  Every practitioner who submits a claim for benefits for payment 
by the Minister is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the 
information and is liable for inaccurate information shown on the 
claim for benefits.
Form of claim
5(1)  A claim for benefits must include the information required by the 
Minister and must be submitted in a manner determined by the 
Minister.
(2)  When a person has submitted a claim for benefits, the person must 
provide to the Minister, in a manner determined by the Minister, any 
further information respecting the claim that the Minister requires.
Adjustment of claim permitted
6   If a person has received payment from the Minister with respect to 
a claim or claims for benefits and subsequently requests adjustment in 
the amount paid because of an error, the Minister may make the 
adjustment.
Limitation period for claims
7(1)  Unless the Minister considers that extenuating circumstances 
exist, a claim for benefits for health services provided to a resident is 
not payable
	(a)	if the Minister receives the claim from a practitioner in 
Alberta more than 180 days after the date the health service 
was provided or the resident was discharged from hospital, or
	(b)	if the Minister receives the claim from a resident, a 
practitioner outside Alberta or a health care facility outside 
Alberta more than 365 days after the date the service was 
provided or the resident was discharged from hospital.
(2)  Unless the Minister considers that extenuating circumstances exist, 
a claim for benefits for health services provided in Alberta that is 
resubmitted for payment is not payable if it is submitted more than 180 
days after the last transaction for that claim.
(3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of a claim 
submitted or resubmitted pursuant to an agreement referred to in 
section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Extended illness outside Alberta
8(1)  If, in respect of one particular illness or accident, a resident or a 
resident's dependant who is a resident obtains health services outside 
Alberta that extend over a period of more than 3 months from the date 
the first of those services was received, the resident or a person acting 
on the resident's behalf
	(a)	must, if requested to do so by the Minister, notify the 
Minister of the reasons why continuation of out-of-province 
care is necessary, and
	(b)	must provide any details that the Minister requests.
(2)  If the Minister receives a claim for benefits with respect to health 
services referred to in subsection (1), and the resident or a person 
acting on his or her behalf has complied with subsection (1), the 
Minister may
	(a)	continue the payment of benefits,
	(b)	prescribe the period in which benefits will continue to be 
paid, or
	(c)	terminate the payment of benefits.
(3)  If a resident fails to comply with a request from the Minister under 
subsection (1), the Minister may terminate payment of benefits with 
respect to that illness or accident at any time after 3 months from the 
date the first of the health services was received.
(4)  A resident may assign to an insurer the benefits to which the 
resident is entitled for a health service provided to the resident or the 
resident's dependant outside of Alberta, if the insurer has entered into 
an agreement with the Minister providing for the assignment.
Disruption in hospital services
9   Notwithstanding section 5 of the Medical Benefits Regulation, if 
there is a disruption in hospital services arising from a labour dispute 
and the Minister is of the opinion that it is necessary to transfer a 
resident outside Canada to receive services that are insured services in 
Alberta, the Minister may pay benefits in respect of those services in 
the amount charged by the physician or organization rendering the 
service.
Repeals
10   The Claims for Benefits Regulation (AR 204/81) and the Payment 
for Out-of-Province Medical Claims Regulation (AR 282/85) are 
repealed.
Expiry
11   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.


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Alberta Regulation 82/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: April 7, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 15/2006) 
on March 23, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Eligibility
	3	Benefits payable
	4	Included in amount of benefits
	5	Benefit limits
	6	Repeal
	7	Expiry 
 
List of Chiropractic Services
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"benefit period" means a period of 12 consecutive months 
beginning on July 1 of each year;
	(c)	"chiropractic services" means the services in the List of 
Chiropractic Services in this Regulation;
	(d)	"Schedule of Chiropractic Benefits" means the Schedule of 
Chiropractic Benefits prepared and published by the 
Department of Health and Wellness and approved by the 
Minister.
Eligibility
2(1)  Benefits are payable in accordance with the regulations under the 
Act for chiropractic services provided to a resident of Alberta by a 
chiropractor in Alberta.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits are not payable for 
chiropractic services if a declaration under section 25 of the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act is in effect in respect of the person who 
receives the services.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), no benefits are payable for 
chiropractic services
	(a)	provided in respect of an injury or injuries to which the 
Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols Regulation 
(AR 122/2004) applies and that are diagnosed and treated in 
accordance with the protocols under that Regulation, and
	(b)	for which an insurer is liable to pay pursuant to the 
Automobile Accident Insurance Benefits Regulations 
(AR 352/72).
Benefits payable
3(1)  The benefits payable for chiropractic services and the 
descriptions of those services are set out in the Schedule of 
Chiropractic Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the benefits payable for 
chiropractic services provided to a resident of Alberta by a 
chiropractor are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Chiropractic Benefits.
Included in amount of benefits
4   The benefits payable for chiropractic services provided to a resident 
of Alberta by a chiropractor include an amount for the following:
	(a)	performing the chiropractic services;
	(b)	administration;
	(c)	recording of information regarding the services provided, 
unless the recording of the information is for the purposes of 
a third party;
	(d)	completing and submitting claims;
	(e)	discussion or correspondence with a referring health care 
professional regarding treatment or a service to be provided 
to a patient directly related to managing the patient's care, 
unless otherwise provided in this Regulation or the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Benefit limits
5   The benefits payable for each resident for chiropractic services 
provided within each benefit period are limited to
	(a)	one visit per day,
	(b)	one x-ray, unless extenuating circumstances exist, and
	(c)	a maximum of $200.
Repeal
6   The Chiropractic Benefits Regulation (AR 268/95) is repealed.
Expiry
7   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.
List of Chiropractic Services
	(a)	visits (for any of the following treatment modalities):
	(i)	chiropractic adjustment and manipulation;
	(ii)	contrast baths;
	(iii)	diathermy;
	(iv)	electrotherapy;
	(v)	exercise therapy rehabilitation;
	(vi)	hydrotherapy;
	(vii)	infrared therapy;
	(viii)	iontophoresis therapy;
	(ix)	laser therapy;
	(x)	massage - manual;
	(xi)	microcurrent;
	(xii)	orthotics;
	(xiii)	superficial cold (cryotherapy);
	(xiv)	superficial heat;
	(xv)	traction;
	(xvi)	trigger point therapy;
	(xvii)	ultrasound wave therapy;
	(xviii)	ultraviolet wave therapy;
	(xix)	vapo-coolant therapy;
	(xx)	vibration therapy;
	(b)	x-rays.


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Alberta Regulation 83/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
EXTENDED HEALTH SERVICES BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: April 7, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 17/2006) 
on March 23, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Eligibility
	3	Dental benefits payable
	4	Optical benefits payable
	5	Included in amount of benefits
	6	Benefit limits - dental
	7	Benefit limits - optical
	8	Repeal
	9	Expiry 
 
List of Dentist Goods and Services 
List of Denturist Goods and Services 
List of Optician Goods and Services 
List of Optometrist Goods and Services
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"dental extended health services" means the goods and 
services set out in the List of Dentist Goods and Services and 
the List of Denturist Goods and Services in this Regulation;
	(c)	"dependant" means a dependant as defined in the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation;
	(d)	"eligible resident" means
	(i)	a resident who is receiving a widow's pension under the 
Widows' Pension Act, and
	(ii)	a person who is a dependant of a person referred to in 
subclause (i);
	(e)	"optical extended health services" means the goods and 
services set out in the List of Optician Goods and Services 
and the List of Optometrist Goods and Services in this 
Regulation;
	(f)	"Schedule of Dental Extended Health Benefits" means the 
Schedule of Dental Extended Health Benefits prepared and 
published by the Department of Health and Wellness and 
approved by the Minister;
	(g)	"Schedule of Optical Extended Health Benefits" means the 
Schedule of Optical Extended Health Benefits prepared and 
published by the Department of Health and Wellness and 
approved by the Minister.
Eligibility
2(1)  Benefits are payable to or on behalf of eligible residents for the 
following extended health services provided to an eligible resident:
	(a)	goods and services in the List of Dentist Goods and Services 
in this Regulation that are provided by or under the 
supervision of a dentist;
	(b)	goods and services in the List of Denturist Goods and 
Services in this Regulation that are provided by or under the 
supervision of a denturist;
	(c)	goods and services in the List of Optician Goods and 
Services in this Regulation that are provided by or under the 
supervision of an optician;
	(d)	goods and services in the List of Optometrist Goods and 
Services in this Regulation that are provided by or under the 
supervision of an optometrist.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits are not payable for 
extended health services if a declaration under section 25 of the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act is in effect in respect of the person who 
receives the services.
Dental benefits payable
3(1)  The benefits payable for dental extended health services and the 
descriptions of those services are set out in the Schedule of Dental 
Extended Health Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the benefits payable for dental 
extended health services provided to an eligible resident by a 
practitioner are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Dental Extended 
Health Benefits.
Optical benefits payable
4(1)  The benefits payable for optical extended health services and the 
descriptions of those services are set out in the Schedule of Optical 
Extended Health Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the benefits payable for optical 
extended health services provided to an eligible resident by a 
practitioner are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Optical Extended 
Health Benefits.
Included in amount of benefits
5   The benefits payable for dental extended health services or optical 
extended health services provided to an eligible resident by a 
practitioner include an amount for the following:
	(a)	performing the dental extended health services or optical 
extended health services;
	(b)	administration;
	(c)	recording of information regarding the services provided 
unless the recording of the information is for the purposes of 
a third party;
	(d)	completing and submitting claims;
	(e)	discussion or correspondence with a referring health care 
professional regarding treatment or a service to be provided 
to a patient directly related to managing the patient's care, 
unless otherwise provided in this Regulation or the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Benefit limits - dental
6   Benefits payable for dental extended health services provided to an 
eligible resident are subject to the following limitations:
	(a)	a benefit for a complete denture for a given arch (upper or 
lower jaw) will be paid no more frequently than once every 5 
years, and then only if no previous benefit has been paid for a 
denture or reset (including rebase) for the arch during that 
period;
	(b)	a benefit for a partial denture for a given arch will be paid no 
more frequently than once every 5 years;
	(c)	a benefit for a reline for a denture will be paid no more 
frequently than once every 2 years, and then only if no 
previous benefit has been paid for a reline or rebase for the 
denture during that period.
Benefit limits - optical
7(1)  The benefits payable for optical extended health services are 
limited to one good or service in each 3-year period beginning January 
1, 1995.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits may be paid for 2 pairs of 
glasses, 2 pairs of lenses or 2 lenses with different corrections, instead 
of bifocals, but the glasses or lenses must be purchased at the same 
time and the benefit to be paid must not exceed the benefit payable for 
bifocals.
Repeal
8   The Extended Health Services Benefits Regulation (AR 383/94) is 
repealed.
Expiry
9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.
List of Dentist Goods and Services
	(a)	examinations;
	(b)	radiographs;
	(c)	restorative services;
	(d)	endodontics;
	(e)	periodontics;
	(f)	dentures;
	(g)	repairs/additions;
	(h)	relines;
	(i)	tissue conditioning;
	(j)	oral and maxillofacial surgery.
List of Denturist Goods and Services
	(a)	dentures;
	(b)	relines;
	(c)	repairs/additions;
	(d)	tissue conditioning;
	(e)	oral exams.
List of Optician Goods and Services
	(a)	single vision lens for distance;
	(b)	single vision lens for reading;
	(c)	bifocal lens;
	(d)	multifocal lens;
	(e)	complete pair of glasses.
List of Optometrist Goods and Services
	(a)	single vision lens for distance;
	(b)	single vision lens for reading;
	(c)	bifocal lens;
	(d)	multifocal lens;
	(e)	complete pair of glasses.


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Alberta Regulation 84/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
MEDICAL BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: April 7, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 18/2006) 
on March 23, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Eligibility
	3	Benefits for services in Alberta
	4	Benefits for services in Canada
	5	Benefits for services outside Canada
	6	Included in amount of benefits
	7	Conditional benefits
	8	Alteration of appearance surgery
	9	Specialist benefits
	10	Rates set by regional health authority
	11	Repeal
	12	Expiry
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"insured medical services" means
	(i)	all services provided by physicians that are medically 
required, and
	(ii)	any other services that are declared to be insured 
services pursuant to section 2 of the Act,
		but does not include any services that a person is eligible for 
and entitled to under any Act of the Parliament of Canada or 
under the Workers' Compensation Act or any law of any 
jurisdiction outside Alberta relating to workers' 
compensation;
	(c)	"Schedule of Medical Benefits" means the Schedule of 
Medical Benefits prepared and published by the Department 
of Health and Wellness and approved by the Minister.
Eligibility
2(1)  Benefits are payable in accordance with the regulations under the 
Act for insured medical services provided to a resident of Alberta.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits are not payable for 
insured medical services if a declaration under section 25 of the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act is in effect in respect of the person who 
receives the services.
Benefits for services in Alberta
3(1)  The benefits payable for insured medical services provided to a 
resident of Alberta in Alberta and the descriptions of those services are 
set out in the Schedule of Medical Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), unless otherwise approved by the 
Minister, the benefits payable for insured medical services provided to 
a resident of Alberta in Alberta are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Medical Benefits.
Benefits for services in Canada
4(1)  In this section, "medical reciprocal agreement" means an 
agreement referred to in section 17 of the Alberta Health Care 
Insurance Regulation.
(2)  Notwithstanding any provision in this Regulation, benefits for 
insured medical services provided to a resident of Alberta by a 
physician in another province or territory of Canada that are claimed 
under a medical reciprocal agreement are payable
	(a)	according to the rules established for payment of benefits in 
that province or territory, and
	(b)	at the rates established by that province or territory.
(3)  Notwithstanding any provision in this Regulation, benefits for 
insured medical services provided to a resident of Alberta by a 
physician in another province or territory of Canada that are not 
claimed under a medical reciprocal agreement are determined as 
follows:
	(a)		if the insured medical services are insured services under the 
legislation of that province or territory, the benefits are 
payable according to the rules established for payment of 
benefits in that province or territory and are limited to the 
lesser of
	(i)	the amount claimed, and
	(ii)	the rates established by that province or territory;
	(b)		if the insured medical services are not insured services under 
the legislation of that province or territory, the benefits are 
payable according to the Act and the regulations under the 
Act, and are limited to the lesser of
	(i)	the amount claimed, and
	(ii)	the rates established in the Schedule of Medical 
Benefits.
(4)  No benefit is payable for services provided to a resident of Alberta 
by a physician in another province or territory of Canada unless the 
services are insured medical services in Alberta or are claimed under a 
medical reciprocal agreement.
Benefits for services outside Canada
5(1)  Subject to the Out-of -Country Health Services Regulation, the 
benefits payable for insured medical services provided to a resident of 
Alberta by a physician outside Canada are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established by the Minister.
(2)  No benefits are payable for services provided to a resident of 
Alberta by a physician outside Canada if the services are not insured 
medical services in Alberta.
Included in amount of benefits
6   The benefits payable for insured medical services provided to a 
resident of Alberta by a physician include an amount for the following:
	(a)	performing the insured medical service;
	(b)	administration;
	(c)	recording of information regarding the services provided 
unless the recording of the information is for the purposes of 
a third party;
	(d)	completing and submitting claims;
	(e)	discussion or correspondence with a referring health care 
professional regarding treatment or a service to be provided 
to a patient directly related to managing the patient's care, 
unless otherwise provided in this Regulation or the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Conditional benefits
7   Benefits are not payable for pathology services or diagnostic 
imaging services provided to a resident of Alberta in Alberta unless the 
physician that provides the insured medical service has been accredited 
to provide the insured medical service by the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons of Alberta.
Alteration of appearance surgery
8   No benefit is payable with respect to a surgical procedure for the 
alteration of appearance performed for emotional, psychological or 
psychiatric reasons unless the Minister gives approval prior to the 
surgery being performed.
Specialist benefits
9(1)  Specialist benefits for insured medical services provided in 
Alberta are payable only to a physician who has received
	(a)	a specialist certificate in accordance with the Medical 
Profession Act, or
	(b)	an interim certificate issued by the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of Alberta indicating that the physician has 
completed the requirements for a specialist certificate and is 
awaiting formal recognition.
(2)  Specialist benefits for insured medical services provided to a 
resident of Alberta in a place outside of Alberta are payable only if the 
physician who provided the insured medical services is accredited as a 
specialist in that place.
Rates set by regional health authority
10(1)  The benefits payable for laboratory medicine services and 
pathology services provided to a resident of Alberta in Alberta are the 
rates determined by the regional health authority of the health region in 
which the services are provided.
(2)  The benefits referred to in subsection (1) are not payable unless the 
service is provided by a person authorized by a regional health 
authority to provide the service.
Repeal
11   The Medical Benefits Regulation (AR 173/93) is repealed.
Expiry
12   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.



Alberta Regulation 85/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
OPTOMETRIC BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: April 7, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 19/2006) 
on March 23, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents


	1	Definitions
	2	Eligibility
	3	Benefits payable
	4	Included in amount of benefits
	5	Benefit limits
	6	Repeal
	7	Expiry 
 
List of Optometric Services
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"benefit period" means a period of 12 consecutive months 
commencing on July 1 in each year;
	(b)	"eligible resident" means a resident of Alberta who is 65 
years of age or older or who is 18 years of age or younger;
	(c)	"optometric services" means the services in the List of 
Optometric Services in this Regulation;
	(d)	"Schedule of Optometric Benefits" means the Schedule of 
Optometric Benefits prepared and published by the 
Department of Health and Wellness and approved by the 
Minister.
Eligibility
2(1)  Benefits are payable in accordance with the regulations under the 
Act for optometric services provided to an eligible resident by an 
optometrist in Alberta.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits are not payable for 
optometric services if a declaration under section 25 of the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act is in effect in respect of the person who 
receives the services.
Benefits payable
3(1)  The benefits payable for optometric services and the descriptions 
of those services are set out in the Schedule of Optometric Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the benefits payable for 
optometric services provided to an eligible resident by an optometrist 
are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Optometric Benefits.
Included in amount of benefits
4  The benefits payable for optometric services provided to an eligible 
resident by an optometrist include an amount for the following:
	(a)	performing the optometric services;
	(b)	administration;
	(c)	recording of information regarding the services provided 
unless the recording of the information is for the purposes of 
a third party;
	(d)	completing and submitting claims;
	(e)	discussion or correspondence with a referring health care 
professional regarding treatment or a service to be provided 
to a patient directly related to managing the patient's care, 
unless otherwise provided in this Regulation or the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Benefit limits
5(1)  In each benefit period an eligible resident is entitled to have 
benefits paid for
	(a)	one complete oculo-visual assessment referred to in clause 
(a) of the List of Optometric Services,
	(b)	one partial visual examination referred to in clause (b) of the 
List of Optometric Services, and
	(c)	one single diagnostic procedure from the list in clause (c) of 
the List of Optometric Services.
(2)  An eligible resident is entitled to have benefits paid for the 
optometric services referred to in subsection (1)(a) to (c) more than 
once in a benefit period if
	(a)	the resident has been referred to the optometrist by a 
physician, or
	(b)	the Minister considers that the limit is not appropriate based 
on the nature of the disease or condition of the eligible 
resident.
(3)  Unless the Schedule of Optometric Benefits provides otherwise, if 
more than one of the optometric services referred to in subsection 
(1)(a) to (c) is provided to an eligible resident on a single day, that 
resident is only entitled to have benefits paid for one of the services 
provided on that day.
Repeal
6   The Optometric Benefits Regulation (AR 267/95) is repealed.
Expiry
7   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.
List of Optometric Services
	(a)	complete oculo-visual assessment including refraction and 
writing of optical prescription for the fitting of corrective 
lenses;
	(b)	partial vision examination, which includes 2 or more single 
diagnostic procedures;
	(c)	single diagnostic procedures as follows:
	(i)	external examination;
	(ii)	internal examination;
	(iii)	tear-chemistry evaluation;
	(iv)	anterior chamber depth measurement;
	(v)	tonometry;
	(vi)	colour vision testing;
	(vii)	visual fields testing;
	(viii)	refraction;
	(ix)	examination for low vision aid;
	(x)	computer assisted visual fields.


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Alberta Regulation 86/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: April 7, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 20/2006) 
on March 23, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Eligibility
	3	Benefits for services in Alberta
	4	Benefits for services in Canada
	5	Benefits for services outside Canada
	6	Increased benefit
	7	Included in amount of benefits
	8	Repeal
	9	Expiry 
 
List of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Services
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"oral and maxillofacial surgery services" means the services 
in the List of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Services in this 
Regulation;
	(c)	"Schedule of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits" 
means the Schedule of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
Benefits prepared and published by the Department of Health 
and Wellness and approved by the Minister.
Eligibility
2(1)  Benefits are payable in accordance with the regulations under the 
Act for oral and maxillofacial surgery services provided to a resident 
of Alberta by a dentist.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits are not payable for oral 
and maxillofacial surgery services if a declaration under section 25 of 
the Health Insurance Premiums Act is in effect in respect of the person 
who receives the services.
Benefits for services in Alberta
3(1)  The benefits payable for oral and maxillofacial surgery services 
provided to a resident of Alberta in Alberta and the descriptions of 
those services are set out in the Schedule of Oral and Maxillofacial 
Surgery Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the benefits payable for oral and 
maxillofacial surgery services provided to a resident of Alberta in 
Alberta are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Oral and 
Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits.
Benefits for services in Canada
4(1)  The benefits payable for oral and maxillofacial surgery services 
provided to a resident of Alberta in another province or territory of 
Canada that are insured services in Alberta are determined as follows:
	(a)	if the services are insured services under the legislation in 
that province or territory, the benefits are payable according 
to the rules established for payment of benefits in that 
province or territory and the benefits payable are limited to 
the lesser of
	(i)	the amount claimed, and
	(ii)	the rates established by that province or territory;
	(b)	if the services are not insured services under the legislation in 
that province or territory, the benefits are payable according 
to the Act and the regulations under the Act and the benefits 
payable are limited to the lesser of
	(i)	the amount claimed, and
	(ii)	the rates established in the Schedule of Oral and 
Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits.
(2)  No benefits are payable for oral and maxillofacial surgery services 
provided to a resident of Alberta in another province or territory of 
Canada if the services provided are not insured services in Alberta.
Benefits for services outside Canada
5(1)  The benefits payable for oral and maxillofacial surgery services 
provided to a resident of Alberta outside Canada that are insured 
services in Alberta are limited to the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Oral and 
Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits.
(2)  No benefits are payable for oral and maxillofacial surgery services 
provided to a resident of Alberta outside Canada if the services 
provided are not insured services in Alberta.
Increased benefit
6(1)  Notwithstanding sections 3 and 4, a benefit that is higher than the 
rate set out in the Schedule of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits 
may be payable for oral and maxillofacial surgery services provided to 
a resident of Alberta in Canada if unusual complications occur or 
unusual care is required.
(2)  A request for an increased benefit must be accompanied by 
supporting evidence satisfactory to the Minister.
Included in amount of benefits
7   The benefits payable for oral and maxillofacial surgery services 
provided to a resident of Alberta by a dentist include an amount for the 
following:
	(a)	performing the oral or maxillofacial surgery service;
	(b)	administration;
	(c)	recording of information regarding the services provided 
unless if the recording of the information is for the purposes 
of a third party;
	(d)	completing and submitting claims;
	(e)	discussion or correspondence with a referring health care 
professional regarding treatment or a service to be provided 
to a patient directly related to managing the patient's care, 
unless otherwise provided in this Regulation or the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Repeal
8   The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Benefits Regulation 
(AR 123/95) is repealed.
Expiry
9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.
List of Oral and Maxillofacial 
Surgery Services
	(a)	non-operative endoscopy of respiratory tract;
	(b)	other non-operative endoscopy;
	(c)	diagnostic interview and evaluation or consultation;
	(d)	injection or infusion of other therapeutic or prophylactic 
substance;
	(e)	other injection or infusion of other therapeutic or 
prophylactic substance;
	(f)	other miscellaneous diagnostic and therapeutic procedures;
	(g)	cranioplasty;
	(h)	incision, division and excision of cranial and peripheral 
nerves;
	(i)	destruction of cranial and peripheral nerves;
	(j)	suture of cranial and peripheral nerves;
	(k)	freeing of adhesions and decompression of cranial and 
peripheral nerves;
	(l)	transposition of cranial and peripheral nerves;
	(m)	injection into peripheral nerve;
	(n)	control of epistaxis;
	(o)	submucous resection of nasal septum;
	(p)	reduction of nasal fracture;
	(q)	repair and plastic operations on the nose;
	(r)	intranasal antrotomy;
	(s)	repair and plastic operation of nasal sinus;
	(t)	excision of dental lesion of jaw;
	(u)	other orthodontic operations;
	(v)	other dental operations;
	(w)	partial glossectomy;
	(x)	complete glossectomy;
	(y)	repair and plastic operations on tongue;
	(z)	invasive diagnostic procedures on tongue;
	(aa)	other operations on tongue;
	(bb)	incision of salivary gland or duct;
	(cc)	excision of lesion of salivary gland;
	(dd)	sialoadenectomy;
	(ee)	other operations on salivary gland or duct;
	(ff)	drainage of face or floor of mouth;
	(gg)	incision of palate;
	(hh)	excision of lesion or tissue of palate;
	(ii)	plastic repair of mouth (internal);
	(jj)	palatoplasty;
	(kk)	invasive diagnostic procedures on oral cavity;
	(ll)	other operations on mouth and face;
	(mm)	plastic operation on pharynx;
	(nn)	temporary tracheostomy;
	(oo)	incision of chest wall and pleura;
	(pp)	other operations on vessels;
	(qq)	closed reduction of facial fractures;
	(rr)	open reduction of facial fractures;
	(ss)	incision of facial bone without division;
	(tt)	partial ostectomy of facial bone, except mandible;
	(uu)	temporomandibular arthroplasty;
	(vv)	other facial bone repair and osteoplasty;
	(ww)	invasive diagnostic procedures on facial bones;
	(xx)	other operations on facial bones and joints;
	(yy)	sequestrectomy;
	(zz)	synovectomy;
	(aaa)	other operations on joints;
	(bbb)	incision of muscle, tendon, fascia and bursa;
	(ccc)	excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(ddd)	relaxation of scar or contracture of skin;
	(eee)	flap or pedicle graft;
	(fff)	plastic operations on lip and external mouth;
	(ggg)	ill-defined operations.




Alberta Regulation 87/2006
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
PODIATRIC BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: April 7, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 21/2006) 
on March 23, 2006 pursuant to section 17 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act. 
Table of Contents


	1	Definitions
	2	Eligibility
	3	Benefits payable
	4	Included in amount of benefits
	5	Benefit limit
	6	Repeal
	7	Expiry 
 
List of Podiatric Services
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act;
	(b)	"benefit period" means a period of 12 consecutive months 
beginning on July 1 of each year;
	(c)	"podiatric services" means the services in the List of 
Podiatric Services in this Regulation;
	(d)	"Schedule of Podiatric Benefits" means the Schedule of 
Podiatric Benefits prepared and published by the Department 
of Health and Wellness and approved by the Minister.
Eligibility
2(1)  Benefits are payable in accordance with the regulations under the 
Act for podiatric services provided to a resident of Alberta by a 
podiatrist in Alberta.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), benefits are not payable for 
podiatric services if a declaration under section 25 of the Health 
Insurance Premiums Act is in effect in respect of the person who 
receives the services.
Benefits payable
3(1)  The benefits payable for podiatric services and the descriptions 
of those services are set out in the Schedule of Podiatric Benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the benefits payable for podiatric 
services provided to a resident of Alberta by a podiatrist are limited to 
the lesser of
	(a)	the amount claimed, and
	(b)	the rates established in the Schedule of Podiatric Benefits.
Included in amount of benefits
4   The benefits payable for podiatric services provided to a resident of 
Alberta by a podiatrist include an amount for the following:
	(a)	performing the podiatric services;
	(b)	administration;
	(c)	recording of information regarding the services provided 
unless the recording of the information is for the purposes of 
a third party;
	(d)	completing and submitting claims;
	(e)	discussion or correspondence with a referring health care 
professional regarding treatment or a service to be provided 
to a patient directly related to managing the patient's care, 
unless otherwise provided in this Regulation or the Alberta 
Health Care Insurance Regulation.
Benefit limit
5   The benefits payable for each resident for podiatric services 
provided within each benefit period are limited to a maximum of $250.
Repeal
6    The Podiatric Benefits Regulation (AR 152/95) is repealed.
Expiry
7   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on February 15, 2016.
List of Podiatric Services
	(a)		diagnostic interview and evaluation or consultation;
	(b)		other physical medicine - musculoskeletal manipulation;
	(c)	other immobilization, pressure and attention to wound;
	(d)	other injection or infusion of other therapeutic or 
prophylactic substances;
	(e)	incision, division and excision of cranial and peripheral 
nerves;
	(f)	suture of cranial and peripheral nerves;
	(g)	freeing of adhesions and decompression of cranial and 
peripheral nerves;
	(h)	cranial or peripheral nerve graft;
	(i)	other cranial or peripheral neuroplasty;
	(j)	injection into peripheral nerve;
	(k)	invasive diagnostic procedures on peripheral nervous system;
	(l)	sequestrectomy;
	(m)	other incision of bone without division;
	(n)	other division of bone tarsals and metatarsals;
	(o)	excision of bunion (bunionectomy);
	(p)	local excision of lesion or tissue of bone;
	(q)	bone graft;
	(r)	removal of internal fixation device;
	(s)	closed reduction of fracture (without internal fixation);
	(t)	open reduction of fracture (without internal fixation);
	(u)	closed reduction of dislocation of joint;
	(v)	open reduction of dislocation of joint;
	(w)	other arthrotomy;
	(x)	arthroscopy;
	(y)	arthrodesis of foot and ankle;
	(z)	arthroplasty of foot and toe;
	(aa)	arthroplasty of knee and ankle;
	(bb)	other operations on joints;
	(cc)	incision of muscle, tendon, fascia and bursa;
	(dd)	division of muscle, tendon, and fascia;
	(ee)	excision of lesion of muscle, tendon, fascia, and bursa;
	(ff)	suture of muscles, tendon and fascia;
	(gg)	reconstruction of muscle and tendon;
	(hh)	other plastic operations on muscles, tendon and fascia;
	(ii)	invasive diagnostic procedures on muscle, tendon, fascia and 
bursa;
	(jj)	other operations on muscle, tendon, fascia and bursa;
	(kk)	amputation of lower limb;
	(ll)	incision of skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(mm)	excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(nn)	suture of skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(oo)	free skin graft;
	(pp)	flap or pedicle graft;
	(qq)	other repair and reconstruction of skin and subcutaneous 
tissue;
	(rr)	other operations on skin and subcutaneous tissue;
	(ss)	ill-defined operations;
	(tt)	diagnostic radiology.



Alberta Regulation 88/2006
Employment Pension Plans Act
EMPLOYMENT PENSION PLANS (SECTION 72.1 REPEAL) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 162/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 87 of the Employment Pension Plans Act. 
1   The Employment Pension Plans Regulation (AR 35/2000) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 72.1 is repealed.


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Alberta Regulation 89/2006
Insurance Act
CLASSES OF INSURANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 165/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 16 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Classes of Insurance Regulation (AR 121/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 90/2006
Insurance Act
PROVINCIAL COMPANIES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 166/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to sections 16, 432 and 450 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Provincial Companies Regulation (AR 124/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended by renumbering it as section 1.1 
and by adding the following before the heading "Part 1  
Protection and Maintenance of Assets":
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Insurance Act.

3   Section 1(a) is repealed.

4   Section 8(1)(a) is repealed.

5   Section 17(2)(a)(vi) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(vi)	a real property corporation described in section 16(e),

6   Section 20.1(1) is amended by striking out "Minimal" and 
substituting "Minimum".

7   Section 21(1) is repealed.

8   Section 30 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 91/2006
Insurance Act
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 167/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to sections 16, 450 and 826 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Miscellaneous Provisions Regulation (AR 120/2001) 
is amended by this Regulation.
2   Section 5 is repealed.

3   Section 7(6) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(6)  For the purpose of section 825 of the Act, the following are 
prescribed corporations:
	(a)	a corporation that has entered into an agreement or 
arrangement with the Minister pursuant to section 76(10) of 
the Financial Administration Act for the purpose of satisfying 
liabilities that the corporation may incur resulting from 
bodily injury to or the death of any person or damage to 
property occasioned by or arising out of the ownership, 
operation or use of a motor vehicle;
	(b)	a municipal corporation in Alberta that has the power to 
access and collect property taxes under the Municipal 
Government Act.

4   Section 10 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 92/2006
Insurance Act
RECIPROCAL INSURANCE EXCHANGE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 168/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 106 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Reciprocal Insurance Exchange Regulation 
(AR 123/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended by striking out "(SA 1999 cI-5.1)".

3   Section 2(1) is amended by striking out "500" and 
substituting "50".

4   Section 3 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "75" and substituting 
"50";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "$1 500 000" and 
substituting "$1 000 000".

5   Section 5 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 93/2006
Insurance Act
CERTIFICATE EXPIRY, PENALTIES AND FEES 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 169/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 498 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Certificate Expiry, Penalties and Fees Regulation 
(AR 125/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (3);
	(b)	in subsection (4) by striking out "After October 31, 
2003, a general" and substituting "A general".

3   Section 4 is amended by striking out "or for the amendment 
or re-instatement during the period from April 1 to the following May 
31 of an adjuster's certificate".

4   Section 5(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "of each year" and 
substituting "in a year";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "of that year" and 
substituting "in a year";
	(c)	in clause (c) by adding "in a year" after "June 30".
5   Section 13(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Section 480 penalties
13(1)  For the purposes of section 480(2) of the Act, the amount of 
the penalty that may be imposed may not exceed the following:
	(a)	$5000 for a matter referred to in section 480(1)(a) of the 
Act;
	(b)	$1000 for a matter referred to in section 480(1)(b), (c), 
(d) or (e) of the Act.

6   Section 15 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 94/2006
Insurance Act
INSURANCE AGENTS AND ADJUSTERS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 170/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 498 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Insurance Agents and Adjusters Regulation 
(AR 122/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (1)(b) and substituting the 
following:
	(b)	"Act" means the Insurance Act;
	(b)	in subsection (4) by striking out "or employee" and 
substituting ", employee or independent contractor";
	(c)	by repealing subsection (7).

3   Section 2 is amended by repealing subsections (1), (1.1) 
and (2) and substituting the following:
Classes of certificate
2(1)  The following classes of insurance agent's certificates of 
authority are established for individuals and businesses:
	(a)	life insurance;
	(b)	accident and sickness insurance;
	(c)	general insurance.
(1.1)  The following levels within the life insurance class of 
insurance agent's certificates of authority are established for 
individuals:
	(a)	full;
	(b)	level 1;
	(c)	probationary.
(1.2)  The following levels within the general insurance class of 
insurance agent's certificates of authority are established for 
individuals:
	(a)	level 1;
	(b)	level 2.
(2)  Subsection (1.1)(c) is repealed on February 15, 2007.

4   Section 2.1 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)(a) by adding "suspended, revoked," 
after "until it is";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (9):
(10)  A level 1 life insurance agent's certificate of authority 
may not be renewed.

5   Section 2.2 is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after subsection (1):
(1.1)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a probationary life 
insurance agent's certificate of authority may not be renewed.
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "December 31, 2006" 
and substituting "February 15, 2007".

6   Section 4 is amended by striking out "insurance certificate" 
and substituting "insurance agent's certificate".

7   Section 8 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by striking out "full or probationary" 
and substituting "life";
	(b)	in subsection (6)
	(i)	in the words preceding clause (a) by adding 
"referred to in this section" after "certificate of 
authority" and by adding "referred to in subsection 
(1) or (3)" after "has not written an examination";
	(ii)	in clause (b) by striking out "committee" and 
substituting "trustee".

8   Section 9(9) is amended
	(a)	in the words preceding clause (a) by striking out "an 
insurance agent's" and substituting "a general insurance 
agent's" and by adding "referred to in subsection (1) or 
(2)" after "has not written an examination";
	(b)	by repealing clause (b) and substituting the 
following:
	(b)	the spouse or adult interdependent partner, relative, 
employee, legal guardian or trustee of an insurance 
agent, or the representative of a committee of insurers 
of an insurance agent, who at the time of becoming 
disabled through sickness, incapacity, injury or other 
similar circumstances, held a subsisting certificate of 
authority.

9   Section 19 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (4) by striking out "hail insurance losses" 
and substituting "losses in respect of hail insurance, travel 
insurance or equipment warranty insurance";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (4):
(5)  In this section, "travel insurance" means insurance against 
loss, damage, injury or expense caused by
	(a)	accident, injury, sickness, property loss or theft arising 
during or in connection with travel, or
	(b)	cancellation, delay or interruption of travel or intended 
travel.

10   Section 22 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (7) by striking out "hail insurance losses" 
and substituting "losses in respect of hail insurance, travel 
insurance or equipment warranty insurance";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (7):
(8)  In this section, "travel insurance" means insurance against 
loss, damage, injury or expense caused by
	(a)	accident, injury, sickness, property loss or theft arising 
during or in connection with travel, or
	(b)	cancellation, delay or interruption of travel or intended 
travel.

11   The following is added after the heading "Part 3 
General":
Cancellation, Revocation, Expiry and Suspension
Restriction on renewal and reinstatement
25.1   A certificate of authority may not be renewed or reinstated 
if
	(a)	the certificate of authority has been cancelled or 
revoked,
	(b)	the Minister refused to renew the certificate of authority 
and it has expired, or
	(c)	the holder of the certificate of authority failed to renew 
it before it expired.
Suspension
25.2(1)  If a certificate of authority that is suspended for a 
specified period is renewed, the balance of the suspension period 
applies to the renewed certificate of authority.
(2)  If a certificate of authority that is suspended for an unspecified 
period is renewed, the suspension applies to the renewed certificate 
of authority until the holder's application for reinstatement under 
section 472 of the Act is approved.

12   Section 29 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2.2):
(2.3)  The Minister may, after taking into consideration any 
recommendations made by the Accreditation Committee, revoke 
the approval of a continuing education provider made under 
subsection (2) if, in the Minister's opinion, the provider is not 
complying with any terms and conditions imposed on the provider 
under subsection (2.2).

13   Section 30 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsections (1) to (7) and substituting 
the following:
Continuing education requirements
30(1)  An individual or a sole proprietor who holds
	(a)	a life insurance agent's certificate of authority,
	(b)	an accident and sickness insurance agent's 
certificate of authority, 
	(c)	a general insurance agent's certificate of authority, 
or 
	(d)	an adjuster's certificate of authority
must complete in each certificate term at least 15 hours of the 
continuing education courses approved under section 29 with 
respect to the certificate of authority.
(2)  Subsection (1)(c) does not apply to an individual or sole 
proprietor who holds a general insurance agent's certificate 
of authority limited to hail insurance or livestock insurance.
	(b)	in subsection (7.1) by striking out "any of subsections 
(1) to (7)" and substituting "any of the clauses in 
subsection (1)";
	(c)	in subsection (8) by striking out "Subsections (1), (2), 
(4), (5) and (6) do not" and substituting "Subsection (1) 
does not";
	(d)	by repealing subsection (10);
	(e)	by repealing subsection (12) and substituting the 
following:
(12)  Where a certificate of authority for an individual or sole 
proprietor expires, or is cancelled or revoked within 3 months 
of the expiry date of the certificate, and the holder of that 
certificate applies for a new certificate of authority for the 
same class of certificate as the former certificate within 6 
months of the expiry, cancellation or revocation, as the case 
may be, the applicant must have complied with the 
continuing education requirements applicable to the former 
certificate before the new certificate may be issued.

14   Section 31 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	by striking out "maintain a record of continuing 
education requirements" and substituting "keep 
records issued by a continuing education provider 
respecting the continuing education courses";
	(ii)	by striking out "a copy of the record" and 
substituting "the records";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "14" and 
substituting "30".

15   Section 35 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Amount of insurance
35(1)  The errors and omissions insurance required in respect of 
a business that holds a certificate of authority, other than a 
restricted certificate, must provide coverage of at least $500 000 
per claim with a maximum policy payout for all claims of 
$2 000 000 in a policy year, and the policy must be issued in the 
name of the business and the insurance must provide coverage 
for the employees and independent contractors of the business 
who hold certificates of authority.
(2)  The errors and omissions insurance required in respect of a 
business that holds a restricted certificate must provide coverage 
of at least $500 000 per claim, with a maximum policy payout 
for all claims in a policy year determined by multiplying 
$500 000 by the number of employees of the business who act or 
offer to act as insurance agents, to a maximum of $2 000 000.

16   Section 38 is amended by striking out "(SA 1999 cI-5.1)" 
wherever it occurs.

17   Section 40 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".

18   Section 41 is amended by striking out "(SA 1999 cI-5.1)" 
wherever it occurs.


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Alberta Regulation 95/2006
Insurance Act
REPLACEMENT OF LIFE INSURANCE CONTRACTS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 171/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 498 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Replacement of Life Insurance Contracts Regulation 
(AR 127/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 13 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 96/2006
Insurance Act
MARKET CONDUCT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 172/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 511 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Market Conduct Regulation (AR 128/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The title is struck out and the following is substituted:
FAIR PRACTICES REGULATION

3   Section 1 is amended by striking out "(SA 1999 cI-5.1)".

4   Section 2 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "and";
	(b)	by adding the following after clause (a):
	(a.1)	if the policy premium is a grid premium under the 
Automobile Insurance Premiums Regulation 
(AR 124/2004), notify the insured that the insured has 
an option to repay the amount of the claim within 90 
days of the claim being paid, and

5   Section 3 is amended by adding ", at the time of the 
recommendation," after "writing".

6   Section 6 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".

7   The Fair Practices Regulation (AR 382/2003) is repealed.


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Alberta Regulation 97/2006
Family Law Act
ALBERTA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 177/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 107 of the Family Law Act. 
1   The Alberta Child Support Guidelines (AR 147/2005) are 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2) by striking out "the age of majority or 
over, including a child who" and substituting "who is at 
least 18 years of age but not older than 22 years of age and 
who is unable to withdraw from his or her parents' charge 
because he or she";
	(b)	in subsection (4)(b)
	(i)	by striking out "the other parent" and substituting 
"the person seeking child support";
	(ii)	by adding "or for a variation order in respect of a 
child support order" after "child support order".

3   Section 7 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (1):
(1.1)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(d) and (f), when the 
person applying for child support is a parent of the child, the term 
"extraordinary expenses" means
	(a)	expenses that exceed those that the parent requesting an 
amount for the extraordinary expenses can reasonably 
cover, taking into account that parent's income and the 
amount that the parent would receive under the 
applicable table or, where the court has determined that 
the table amount is inappropriate, the amount that the 
court has otherwise determined is appropriate, or
	(b)	where clause (a) is not applicable, expenses that the 
court considers are extraordinary taking into account
	(i)	the amount of the expense in relation to the income 
of the parent requesting the amount, including the 
amount that the parent would receive under the 
applicable table or, where the court has determined 
that the table amount is inappropriate, the amount 
that the court has otherwise determined is 
appropriate,
	(ii)	the nature and number of the educational programs 
and extracurricular activities,
	(iii)	any special needs and talents of the child or 
children,
	(iv)	the overall cost of the programs and activities, and
	(v)	any other similar factor that the court considers 
relevant.
(1.2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(d) and (f), when the 
person applying for child support is not a parent but is another 
person referred to in section 50(1) of the Act, the term 
"extraordinary expenses" means expenses that the court considers 
are extraordinary taking into account
	(a)	the amount the person applying for child support would 
receive under the applicable table or, where the court 
has determined that the table amount is inappropriate, 
the amount that the court has otherwise determined is 
appropriate,
	(b)	the nature and number of the educational programs and 
extracurricular activities,
	(c)	any special needs and talents of the child or children,
	(d)	the overall cost of the programs and activities, and
	(e)	any other similar factor that the court considers relevant.

4   Section 17(2) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "section 17" and substituting "section 
16";
	(b)	by striking out "sections 6 and 7" and substituting 
"sections 7 and 8".

5   Section 20 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Non-resident
20(1)  Subject to subsection (2), where a parent is not a resident of 
Canada, the parent's annual income is determined as though the 
parent were a resident of Canada.
(2)  Where a parent is not a resident of Canada and resides in a 
country that has effective rates of income tax that are significantly 
higher than those applicable in the province in which the other 
parent ordinarily resides, the parent's annual income is the amount 
that the court determines to be appropriate taking those rates into 
consideration.

6   Section 21 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)(f) by adding "or has an interest of 1% 
or more in a privately held corporation" after "controls a 
corporation";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "other parent or the 
order assignee, as the case may be," and substituting 
"other parent, order assignee or other person referred to in 
section 50(1) of the Act who is seeking child support".

7   Section 22(3) is amended by striking out "section 21(1)" 
and substituting "subsection (1)".

8   Section 2 of Schedule 2 is amended
	(a)	by renumbering it as section 2(2);
	(b)	by adding the following before subsection (2):
2(1)  Where the information on which to base a determination 
of a person's income for the purposes of subsection (2)(a) has 
not been provided, the court may impute income to the person 
in the amount it considers appropriate.
	(c)	by repealing subsection (2)(a) and substituting the 
following:
	(a)	establish the annual income of each person in each 
household by applying the formula:
		A - B - C
		where
	A	is the person's income determined under sections 
15 to 20 of these Guidelines;
	B	is the federal and provincial taxes payable on the 
person's taxable income;
	C	is the person's source deductions for premiums 
paid under the Employment Insurance Act 
(Canada) and contributions to the Canada Pension 
Plan and the Quebec Pension Plan;

9   This Regulation comes into force on May 1, 2006.



Alberta Regulation 98/2006
Residential Tenancies Act
RESIDENTIAL TENANCY DISPUTE RESOLUTION 
SERVICE REGULATION
Filed: April 12, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 180/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 54.7 of the Residential Tenancies Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Administrative Matters
	2	Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service established
	3	Administrator
	4	Tenancy dispute officers
	5	Rules of practice and procedure and code of conduct
Part 2 
Application to Dispute Resolution Service


Application
	6	Application for remedy
	7	Refusal to accept application
Duties and Powers of  
Tenancy Dispute Officers
	8	General duties and powers of tenancy dispute officers
	9	Opportunity to settle dispute
Procedure
	10	Hearing issues together or separately
	11	Dismissing a proceeding
	12	Ability to require persons to attend and give evidence
	13	Power of tenancy dispute officer to question parties
	14	Rules of evidence
	15	Making of order
	16	Order for compensation
	17	Referral to court
	18	Form and timing of order
	19	Correction or clarification of order
	20	Duty to provide order
	21	Binding nature of order
	22	Enforcement of order
Appeal
	23	Appeal
	24	Hearing of appeal
	25	Decision on appeal
	26	Stay of proceedings
	27	Transfer of action
	28	Failure to comply
	29	Entry of judgment
Part 3 
General Matters
	30	Review before filing with clerk
	31	Service
	32	Fees
	33	Costs
	34	Forms
Part 4 
Expiry and Coming into Force
	35	Expiry
	36	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Residential Tenancies Act;
	(b)	"Administrator" means the individual appointed as the 
Administrator in accordance with section 55 of the Act;
	(c)	"Dispute Resolution Service" means the Residential Tenancy 
Dispute Resolution Service established under section 2;
	(d)	"tenancy dispute officer" means an individual appointed as a 
tenancy dispute officer in accordance with section 55 of the 
Act.
Part 1 
Administrative Matters
Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service established
2   The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service is hereby 
established to hear and resolve disputes between landlords and tenants 
under the Act.
Administrator
3(1)  The Administrator is responsible for the administration of this 
Regulation and the management of the Dispute Resolution Service.
(2)  The Administrator may delegate to any person any power, duty or 
function conferred on the Administrator by this Regulation.
Tenancy dispute officers
4   Tenancy dispute officers have the powers and duties set out in this 
Regulation to make decisions about disputes between landlords and 
tenants under the Act.
Rules of practice and procedure and code of conduct
5   The Dispute Resolution Service shall establish the following for 
tenancy dispute officers:
	(a)	rules of practice and procedure;
	(b)	a code of conduct.
Part 2 
Application to Dispute 
Resolution Service
Application
Application for remedy
6(1)  An application by a landlord or a tenant under Part 5.1 of the Act 
must be made by filing with the Dispute Resolution Service a notice of 
application for hearing accompanied with the required application fee.
(2)  A notice of application for hearing must be in the form determined 
by the Administrator and must
	(a)	be signed by the applicant,
	(b)	show the address of the rental premises,
	(c)	include the full name, address and telephone number of both 
parties,
	(d)	set out the remedies sought, and
	(e)	indicate that the applicant has not applied to a court in 
respect of the same matter.
(3)  On receipt of an application under subsection (1), the Dispute 
Resolution Service shall issue to the applicant a copy of the filed 
notice of application for hearing that shows the date, time and location 
of the hearing.
(4)  The applicant shall serve a copy of the filed notice of application 
for hearing on the other party.
(5)  An applicant may withdraw an application at any time before the 
hearing is commenced by filing a notice to that effect with the 
Administrator.
(6)  When a person files a notice under subsection (5), the Dispute 
Resolution Service shall send to the other party a notice stating that the 
application has been withdrawn.
(7)  Within 30 days after the day the notice of the withdrawal of the 
application is sent by the Dispute Resolution Service to the other party, 
the other party may apply to the Dispute Resolution Service for costs.
Refusal to accept application
7   The Dispute Resolution Service may refuse to accept an application 
where
	(a)	the notice of application for hearing is not in a proper form or 
is not complete,
	(b)	the application fee has not been paid,
	(c)	the matter to be heard involves multiple parties or issues of 
such a degree of complexity that a court is the appropriate 
body to hear and decide the matter,
	(d)	the matter cannot be heard in a timely manner, or
	(e)	an application has been made to the court in respect of the 
same matter.
Duties and Powers of 
Tenancy Dispute Officers
General duties and powers of tenancy dispute officers
8(1)  A tenancy dispute officer may
	(a)	provide information to landlords and tenants respecting the 
Dispute Resolution Service,
	(b)	administer oaths, take affidavits and declarations and receive 
affirmations for the purpose of hearings,
	(c)	hold hearings, determine matters of procedure at hearings 
and make decisions and issue orders, including interim and 
temporary orders,
	(d)	issue notices of hearing and other notices as authorized by 
this Regulation,
	(e)	enter rental premises at any reasonable time, after giving 
reasonable notice, for the purpose of discharging the tenancy 
dispute officer's duties under this Regulation,
	(f)	order independent inspections where, in the opinion of the 
tenancy dispute officer, further evidence is required in order 
to make decisions,
	(g)	amend applications or permit applications to be amended,
	(h)	question the parties and witnesses in accordance with section 
13, and
	(i)	grant remedies in accordance with sections 15 and 16.
(2)  Tenancy dispute officers are commissioners for oaths while acting 
in their official capacity.
Opportunity to settle dispute
9(1)  A tenancy dispute officer may assist the parties to a dispute or 
may offer the parties an opportunity to settle the dispute.
(2)  If the parties settle the dispute, the tenancy dispute officer may 
record the settlement in the form of an order.
Procedure
Hearing issues together or separately
10(1)  Where
	(a)	several different applications have been made to the Dispute 
Resolution Service, and
	(b)	the Administrator or a tenancy dispute officer is of the 
opinion that it would be appropriate to determine the issues 
raised by the applications together,
the tenancy dispute officer may hear and determine the issues in 
dispute at a common hearing.
(2)  Where the Administrator or a tenancy dispute officer is of the 
opinion that it would be appropriate to deal with some of the issues 
raised by an application at separate hearings, the tenancy dispute 
officer may hear some of the issues separately and set additional 
hearing dates for the determination of those issues.
Dismissing a proceeding
11   A tenancy dispute officer may by order dismiss a proceeding in 
circumstances that the tenancy dispute officer considers warranted.
Ability to require persons to attend and give evidence
12(1)  On the request of a party or on the tenancy dispute officer's 
own initiative, a tenancy dispute officer may issue a notice to attend 
requiring a person, including a tenant,
	(a)	to attend a hearing and give evidence, or
	(b)	to produce before the tenancy dispute officer documents or 
any other thing relating to the subject-matter of the hearing.
(2)  A party who requests that a notice to attend be issued under 
subsection (1) shall provide conduct money for the person required to 
attend in accordance with the rules of practice and procedure 
established under section 5.
(3)  A person who is served with a notice to attend shall attend the 
hearing in accordance with the terms of the notice.
(4)  If a person fails or refuses to comply with a notice under 
subsection (1), the tenancy dispute officer may apply by originating 
notice to the Court of Queen's Bench, and the Court may issue a 
warrant requiring attendance of the person or the attendance of the 
person to produce a document or thing.
Power of tenancy dispute officer to question parties
13(1)  At a hearing, a tenancy dispute officer may question the parties 
or witnesses who are present at the hearing or who give evidence by 
telephone or in any other manner specified in subsection (2) 
concerning the matter in dispute.
(2)  For the purpose of a hearing,
	(a)	evidence may be given
	(i)	in person,
	(ii)	orally, including by telephone,
	(iii)	electronically,
	(iv)	in writing, or
	(v)	in any other manner the tenancy dispute officer 
considers appropriate,
		and
	(b)	a party to the hearing is to be given an opportunity to respond 
to what was presented by the other party or a witness at the 
time of the hearing and in the manner the tenancy dispute 
officer considers appropriate.
Rules of evidence
14   A tenancy dispute officer is not bound by the rules of evidence or 
any other law applicable to court proceedings and has the power to 
determine the admissibility, relevance and weight of evidence given.
Making of order
15(1)  After holding a hearing and having regard to all the 
circumstances, where the tenancy dispute officer is satisfied that
	(a)	an order that has been applied for is justified, the tenancy 
dispute officer shall make that order, or
	(b)	another order that could have been applied for is justified, the 
tenancy dispute officer may make that other order.
(2)  A tenancy dispute officer may include in any order the terms and 
conditions that the tenancy dispute officer considers fair and proper in 
all the circumstances.
(3)  In making an order, a tenancy dispute officer may consider any 
relevant information obtained by the tenancy dispute officer in addition 
to the evidence given at the hearing if the tenancy dispute officer first 
informs the parties of the additional information and gives them an 
opportunity to explain or refute it.
(4)  Subject to this Regulation, a tenancy dispute officer may grant any 
remedy that a judge of the Provincial Court may grant under Part 3 or 
4 of the Act.
Order for compensation
16(1)  Where a tenancy dispute officer makes an order requiring a 
landlord to compensate a tenant, the tenancy dispute officer may make 
an order
	(a)	that the tenant recover the compensation by deducting a 
specified sum from the tenant's rent for a specified number 
of rent payment periods, or
	(b)	requiring the landlord to pay the compensation to the tenant 
in a lump sum.
(2)  Where a tenancy dispute officer makes an order requiring a tenant 
to compensate a landlord, the tenancy dispute officer may make an 
order
	(a)	permitting the tenant to pay the compensation by paying a 
specified sum together with the tenant's rent for a specified 
number of rent payment periods, or
	(b)	requiring the tenant to pay the compensation to the landlord 
in a lump sum.
(3)  A tenancy dispute officer may, on the application of the landlord 
or tenant, rescind an order made under subsection (1)(a) or (2)(a), and 
may order that any compensation still owing be paid in a lump sum.
Referral to court
17(1)  A tenancy dispute officer shall make an order that a matter 
cannot be heard by the Dispute Resolution Service where the tenancy 
dispute officer believes
	(a)	the matter to be heard involves
	(i)	the determination of a question of constitutional law or 
of human rights, or
	(ii)	issues of such a degree of complexity that a court is the 
appropriate body to hear and decide the matter,
		or
	(b)	the matter cannot be heard in a timely manner.
(2)  Where a tenancy dispute officer makes an order under subsection 
(1), the applicant must choose
	(a)	to withdraw the application, or
	(b)	to designate the court to which the matter is to be transferred.
(3)  If the applicant designates a court, the Dispute Resolution Service 
shall forward to a clerk of that court the following in respect of the 
matter:
	(a)	the record of any evidence in the form in which it was 
received;
	(b)	any money paid into the Dispute Resolution Service, other 
than the application fee;
	(c)	any documents and exhibits in the possession of the Dispute 
Resolution Service.
(4)  Where a matter is transferred to a court under this section, the 
court may, on any conditions it considers appropriate,
	(a)	continue the matter to completion, or
	(b)	order the matter to be recommenced.
Form and timing of order
18(1)  An order of a tenancy dispute officer must
	(a)	be in writing, and
	(b)	be signed and dated by the tenancy dispute officer.
(2)  The tenancy dispute officer shall give reasons in support of the 
order either orally, if on the record, or in the order itself.
(3)  An order must be given not later than 30 days following the day on 
which proceedings conclude.
Correction or clarification of order
19(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a tenancy dispute officer may, with or 
without a hearing,
	(a)	correct typographic, grammatical, arithmetic or other similar 
errors in an order of that tenancy dispute officer,
	(b)	clarify the order, and
	(c)	deal with an obvious error or inadvertent omission in the 
order.
(2)  A tenancy dispute officer may take the steps described in 
subsection (1)
	(a)	on the tenancy dispute officer's own initiative, or
	(b)	at the request of a party, which, for the purposes of 
subsection (1)(b) and (c), must be made within 15 days after 
the order is received by the party.
(3)  A request referred to in subsection (2)(b) may be made without 
notice to the other party, but the tenancy dispute officer may order that 
other party be given notice.
(4)  A tenancy dispute officer must not act under this section unless the 
tenancy dispute officer considers it just and reasonable to do so in all 
the circumstances.
Duty to provide order
20   The Dispute Resolution Service shall provide a copy of each order 
made by a tenancy dispute officer and a copy of sections 21, 22, 23 
and 26 to each party.
Binding nature of order
21   An order of a tenancy dispute officer is binding on the parties to 
the dispute unless it is set aside or varied on appeal.
Enforcement of order
22(1)  An order made by a tenancy dispute officer may be entered in 
the Court of Queen's Bench and on being so entered is enforceable in 
the same manner as an order of the Court of Queen's Bench.
(2)  An order made by a tenancy dispute officer does not take effect 
until it is entered under subsection (1) and served.
Appeal
Appeal
23(1)  Any party who is subject to an order of a tenancy dispute 
officer may appeal the order on a question of law or of jurisdiction to 
the Court of Queen's Bench
	(a)	within 30 days after the order is given, by
	(i)	filing in the Court of Queen's Bench a notice of appeal 
setting out the grounds of appeal, and
	(ii)	serving the notice of appeal on
	(A)	the respondent,
	(B)	the Dispute Resolution Service, and
	(C)	any other person that the Court of Queen's Bench 
directs,
		and
	(b)	by filing in the Court of Queen's Bench not later than 7 days 
after the last day for service on those persons served pursuant 
to clause (a)(ii)
	(i)	an affidavit of service of the notice of appeal, and
	(ii)	a copy of a requisition to the Dispute Resolution Service 
for a transcript of evidence, together with
	(A)	a receipt for payment of the transcript at the 
expense of the appellant, or
	(B)	written confirmation from the Dispute Resolution 
Service that a transcript is not available.
(2)  The appellant shall, within 3 months from the date the notice of 
appeal is filed, file with the Court of Queen's Bench a transcript of the 
evidence heard before the tenancy dispute officer unless
	(a)	the Court of Queen's Bench orders otherwise, or
	(b)	the Dispute Resolution Service has confirmed that a 
transcript is not available.
Hearing of appeal
24(1)  The Court of Queen's Bench shall
	(a)	hear and determine an appeal, and
	(b)	make an order.
(2)  The decision of the Court of Queen's Bench is final and cannot be 
further appealed.
Decision on appeal
25(1)  On hearing the appeal,
	(a)	no evidence other than the evidence that was submitted to the 
Dispute Resolution Service may be admitted, but the Court of 
Queen's Bench may draw any inferences
	(i)	that are not inconsistent with the facts expressly found 
by the Dispute Resolution Service, and
	(ii)	that are necessary for determining the question of law or 
of jurisdiction
		and
	(b)	the Court of Queen's Bench may confirm, vary, reverse or 
cancel the order of the tenancy dispute officer.
(2)  If the Court of Queen's Bench cancels an order of the tenancy 
dispute officer, it may refer the matter back to the Dispute Resolution 
Service, in which case the Dispute Resolution Service must rehear the 
matter and deal with it in accordance with any direction given by the 
Court of Queen's Bench on the question of law or of jurisdiction.
(3)  No member of the Dispute Resolution Service is liable for costs by 
reason or in respect of an appeal.
(4)  If the Court of Queen's Bench finds that the only ground for 
appeal established is a defect in form or technical irregularity and that 
no substantial wrong or miscarriage of justice has occurred, it may 
deny the appeal, confirm the order of the tenancy dispute officer 
despite the defect and order that the order of the tenancy dispute 
officer takes effect from the time and on the terms that the Court of 
Queen's Bench considers proper.
Stay of proceedings
26   The commencement of an appeal under this Part does not stay the 
order being appealed, unless the Court of Queen's Bench on 
application stays enforcement or proceedings of the order pending 
appeal.
Transfer of action
27   When a notice of appeal is served on the Dispute Resolution 
Service, the Dispute Resolution Service shall forward to a clerk of the 
Court of Queen's Bench all documents and exhibits in the possession 
of the Dispute Resolution Service that pertain to the matter being 
appealed.
Failure to comply
28   If an appellant fails to comply with the requirements of section 
23, the appeal shall be dismissed by the Court of Queen's Bench.
Entry of judgment
29   A party to an appeal may have the judgment entered as a 
judgment of the Court of Queen's Bench and execution and garnishee 
summons may be issued on it in accordance with the procedure of the 
Court of Queen's Bench.
Part 3 
General Matters
Review before filing with clerk
30   For the purposes of section 54.4 of the Act, a clerk of a court shall 
ensure that
	(a)	a landlord who files a notice of application under the 
Residential Tenancies Act with the court for a remedy under 
Part 3 or 4 of the Act certifies on the notice that the landlord
	(i)	has not filed a notice of application for hearing with the 
Dispute Resolution Service pertaining to the same 
matter,
	(ii)	has not been served with, and is not aware of any filing 
of, a notice of application for hearing with the Dispute 
Resolution Service by the tenant, and
	(iii)	will immediately notify the clerk if the landlord is 
served with or becomes aware of any filing of, a notice 
of application for hearing by the tenant,
		and
	(b)	a tenant who files a notice of application under the 
Residential Tenancies Act with the court for a remedy under 
Part 3 or 4 of the Act certifies on the notice that the tenant
	(i)	has not filed a notice of application for hearing with the 
Dispute Resolution Service pertaining to the same 
matter,
	(ii)	has not been served with, and is not aware of any filing 
of, a notice of application for hearing with the Dispute 
Resolution Service by the landlord, and
	(iii)	will immediately notify the clerk if the tenant is served 
with or becomes aware of any filing of, a notice of 
application for hearing by the landlord.
Service
31(1)  Any notice or other document required to be served under this 
Regulation must be served
	(a)	in accordance with section 57, except subsection (5), of the 
Act, or
	(b)	in any other manner as directed by the Administrator or a 
tenancy dispute officer.
(2)  The service of a notice or other document must be proved to the 
satisfaction of the tenancy dispute officer hearing the matter.
Fees
32(1)  The Administrator may set the fee to be paid for any service 
provided under this Regulation.
(2)  Where the Administrator is of the opinion that the payment of the 
fee to make an application under section 6 may cause undue hardship 
to an applicant, the Administrator may waive or reduce the fee.
(3)  The Dispute Resolution Service shall not file or issue a document 
in respect of any proceedings until the required fee payable in respect 
of the filing or issuance has been paid.
Costs
33   A tenancy dispute officer may, at any time and on any conditions 
that the tenancy dispute officer considers appropriate, award costs in 
respect of any matter coming before the Dispute Resolution Service.
Forms
34   The Administrator may determine the forms that are to be used 
under this Regulation.
Part 4 
Expiry and Coming into Force
Expiry
35   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on April 30, 2009.
Coming into force
36   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the 
Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, 2005 (No. 2).



Alberta Regulation 99/2006
Insurance Act
ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 13, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 173/2006) 
on April 12, 2006 pursuant to section 790 of the Insurance Act. 
1   The Enforcement and Administration Regulation 
(AR 129/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 8 is amended by striking out "May 1, 2006" and 
substituting "April 30, 2016".

3   The Schedule is amended
	(a)	in item 4 by striking out "Market Conduct Regulation" 
and substituting "Fair Practices Regulation 
(AR 128/2001)";
	(b)	by repealing item 5.


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Alberta Regulation 100/2006
Municipal Government Act
DEBT LIMIT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 13, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:038/06) 
on April 10, 2006 pursuant to section 271 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Debt Limit Regulation (AR 255/2000) is amended by 
this Regulation.

2   Section 2(2) is amended by striking out "and the City of 
Medicine Hat" and substituting ", the City of Medicine Hat and the 
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo".
THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, APRIL 29, 2006