Services of a Registered Nurse, Registered Nursing Assistant or a Licensed Practical Nurse who is not a member of the patient’s family whether residing with him or not, or a member of the hospital’s staff, for services in the patient’s home, up to a maximum of $10,000 per calendar year, but do not include services of a custodial nature or which do not require the specific skills of a Registered Nurse, Registered Nursing Assistant or a Licensed Practical Nurse. Payment is based on the payment schedule for private duty nurses established by MBC for the member’s province of residence. Charges for the following services are not covered:
- custodial care, homemaking duties, shopping, transportation and respite care
- services to those residing in a government funded facility or any other facility which provides similar care to its residents
- service available through a government funded nursing or personal care program or community health program available to the general population at no cost.