From the BC Ministry of Health
Requests for elective medical services such as PET scans, provided in other provinces and territories that are not covered under the Interprovincial Reciprocal Billing Agreements, require prior approval by the British Columbia Ministry of Health. The Ministry requires and relies on the referring specialists and the appropriate authorities at various agencies and health authorities to confirm that an application for funding is appropriate.
If a specialist wants to refer a patient to Sherbrooke for a PET scan, the appropriateness of the request based on the established criteria for approving funding requests.
A referring specialist who is seeking pre-approval to send a patient to Sherbrooke for a PET scan, can submit their request to PCR@gov.bc.ca, and it will be considered for pre-approval.