Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec

Example of how the number of days of absence is calculated

Departure and return dates are not considered days of absence. In the example below, you would have a total of 153 days of absence from Québec during the calendar year.

Between January 1 and December 31 of a given year, let's say that you were away from Québec on 3 occasions:

  • Departure for Spain on March 4 and return on June 3: the Régie would calculate 90 days of absence, i.e. from March 5 to June 2 inclusive;
  • Departure for Alberta on September 1 and return on November 4: the Régie would calculate 63 days of absence, i.e. from September 2 to November 3 inclusive;
  • Departure for the US on December 20 and return on December 27: the Régie would calculate 0 days of absence because absences of 21 days or less do not count.