First Nations in BC moved to provincial drug program – Life Health Professional

04 Oct 2017

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in BC has announced that drug benefits services for First Nations in the province will be moved from a federal program to a new provincial plan formulated specifically for them.

“Previously, First Nations in BC received drug benefits from Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program,” the group said in a statement. “In March 2017, the Province of BC enacted a regulation change, removing barriers for First Nations to join PharmaCare.”

In October 2013, the FNHA took over the services, programs, and responsibilities that had previously been handled by Health Canada. That included the NIHB program, which has since been delivered as First Nations Health benefits.

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