Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program - Palliative Care Formulary
The NIHB provides supplementary drug coverage for medications and nutritional supplements to provide comfort to those near the end of life. To be eligible the recipient must not be receiving care in a provincially funded hospital or long-term care facility and must be diagnosed with a terminal illness or disease expected to be the primary cause of death in six months or less (may be extended beyond six months with reapplication).
Requests for any of the medications on the Palliative Care Formulary will generate a Palliative Care Application Form, faxed to the prescriber. Once completed and submitted, the recipient will be eligible for all medications on the Palliative Care Formulary if criteria are met.