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Patient Exception and Exceptional Medications programs: Authorizations extended

June 25, 2020 – Given the resumption of activities, we are ending the period of extensions for authorizations regarding the Patient Exception and Exceptional Medications programs as planned on July 15, 2020.

Exceptionally, your extension may run until August 15, 2020 if you meet both of the following conditions:

  • You have been unable to see your prescriber (the health professional who prescribed your medication, e.g. your physician or podiatrist).
  • We have not received an extension request for you.

The extensions concern those authorizations whose end date falls between July 15 and August 14, 2020. Certain exclusions apply. Please note that no additional extension will be granted after August 15, 2020. Pharmacists and prescribers have been notified. You will not be receiving a letter to this effect.

We invite you to take the necessary steps with the health professional who prescribed your medication to ensure the proper follow up of your treatment.