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In 2008 I received a medical procedure in Ontario for

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In 2008 I received a medical procedure in Ontario for prostrate cancer called HIFU (High Intensity Frequency Ultra Sound). It cost over $20,000. At the time CFIA had not approved this procedure in Canada, for whatever reasons but Europe and other countries had approved.

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My understanding CFIA has approved this procedure in Canada, so I wonder if there is any chance to file a claim to Ohip.

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I am sorry to hear this happened to you.

Unfortunately there is really no likelihood that OHIP would agree to cover a procedure done in 2008. First, they have to approve before you have the procedure. Second the limitation period for suing in Ontario is two years so if they refused to cover you back in 2008 you would have to have sued within two years.

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