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Hospital and Medical Services Program for International Students Employed as Teaching or Research Assistants Regulations made under Section 13 of the
Health Services and Insurance Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 197
O.I.C. 97-258 (April 29, 1997), N.S. Reg. 92/98
The Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Health dated April 9, 1997, pursuant to Section 13 of Chapter 197 of the Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, as amended, the Health Services and Insurance Act, is pleased to assign to the Minister of Health the function of establishing a program of payment of health services for international students who have a student authorization issued by the federal department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and who are employed as teaching or research assistants at any university in Nova Scotia in the manner attached to and forming part of the report and recommendation as Schedule ďAĒ.
International students who have a student authorization issued by the federal department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, are living in Nova Scotia, and who are working as either teaching or research assistants at any university in Nova Scotia and the dependents of such persons may receive health services provided in Nova Scotia under the Health Services and Insurance Act on the following terms and conditions:
(1) coverage will be effective the first of day of the seventh month after the studentís arrival in Nova Scotia retroactive to the day of arrival provided that such person presents to the M.S.I. Plan a certificate signed by the Dean of the university faculty in which the student is employed indicating that the student is employed as a teaching or research assistant and the period of time for which the student is employed;
(2) such coverage will be valid only for health services received in Nova Scotia and to the extent such services would have been insured under the Health Services and Insurance Act had they been received by a resident;
(3) dependents of such students, living in Nova Scotia, are to be granted coverage on the same basis once the person upon whom they are dependent has proven the studentís entitlement in accordance with clause (1);
(4) coverage for any such student and the studentís dependents is to terminate immediately after a thirty day absence from Nova Scotia by the student; and
(5) once coverage has been terminated, pursuant to clause (4), the person is to be treated as never having qualified for health services coverage as herein provided and must comply with clause (1) before coverage will be extended to the student or the studentís dependents.