November 23, 2022
Codified Law Changes Aid in Application Approval despite Medical Inadmissibility
We recently worked on a medical inadmissibility matter for a client who had a pre-existing health condition that was identified will cause an excessive demand in Canada, particularly the province of Manitoba. The condition in this case was Ulcerative Colitis, which was determined to be excessive because of the cost of treatment with Janus kinase inhibitors, which would normally be over the yearly threshold of $24,057. In relying on the codified law changes implemented in March 2022, we submitted an individualized assessment, considering all the client’s factors, identifying what is required to be assessed is how that service was be delivered and paid for in Canada, also examining how the treatment was funded in the province. The plan was built on these factors and based on these arguments, it was determined that a certain level of demand is acceptable and will not always be an impediment to the admissibility of an applicant. In this case, the client’s application was approved!