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Medical inadmissibility rules changes

Nimrod

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Aug 21, 2018
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I referred the new instructions in this link,

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/standard-requirements/medical-requirements/refusals-inadmissibility/excessive-demand-on-health-social-services.html

My understanding is that once IME is completed and cmau adjudicates medical results based on IRPR subsection R1, the case is forwarded to the designated officers to apply new criteria.

Not sure if I am over-reading or misinterpreting this.

"Once an IME is completed, officers delegated to overcome an excessive demand inadmissibility finding, through the consideration and application of the public policy and under the authority of section A25.2, may grant an exemption from paragraph A38(1)(c) (medical inadmissibility due to excessive demand on health services and on social services) to the foreign national"
Very accurate. Your application eventually confirmed your prediction. I am in your shoes right now. IME officer has appended M5 to my case now with CMAU. Yet status reads: Ready to be assessed. Last updated on May 31, 2019. Can you please confirm when your file was transferred to CMAU and whether there was a "Ready to be assessed" on your note after appending an M5.
 

ShininLite

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Sep 22, 2018
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AOR Received.
23-06-2018
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11-07-2018
Hello guys,

I have being a silent reader on this thread and I need help with clarification.

In Nov 2018, I was referred to a specialist and after the reviews, I was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer. I went for the recommended surgery in Jan 2019 and submitted a number of reports.

I was informed that I would be submitting a 6 months review in the month of July (this month) but my READY FOR VISA mail was sent to me in May and my VISA issued in June 2019 and my cic account shows my application has been approved.

Is it necessary to submit a 6 months review report again considering that my application has been approved and visa issued? This clarification is needed as I received a call from my panel physician saying my medical review has not been completed.

Kindly assist me clarify..
 

canuck78

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Jun 18, 2017
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Hello guys,

I have being a silent reader on this thread and I need help with clarification.

In Nov 2018, I was referred to a specialist and after the reviews, I was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer. I went for the recommended surgery in Jan 2019 and submitted a number of reports.

I was informed that I would be submitting a 6 months review in the month of July (this month) but my READY FOR VISA mail was sent to me in May and my VISA issued in June 2019 and my cic account shows my application has been approved.

Is it necessary to submit a 6 months review report again considering that my application has been approved and visa issued? This clarification is needed as I received a call from my panel physician saying my medical review has not been completed.

Kindly assist me clarify..
Are you currently going through treatment? Not sure what kind of bone cancer you have but knowing things like Osteosarcoma surgery is not usually the only treatment.
 

Medwizkid

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Jul 27, 2018
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Hello guys,

I have being a silent reader on this thread and I need help with clarification.

In Nov 2018, I was referred to a specialist and after the reviews, I was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer. I went for the recommended surgery in Jan 2019 and submitted a number of reports.

I was informed that I would be submitting a 6 months review in the month of July (this month) but my READY FOR VISA mail was sent to me in May and my VISA issued in June 2019 and my cic account shows my application has been approved.

Is it necessary to submit a 6 months review report again considering that my application has been approved and visa issued? This clarification is needed as I received a call from my panel physician saying my medical review has not been completed.

Kindly assist me clarify..
They must be satisfied with the information they had. The 6 months is standard follow up with an disease that's is being treated weather infection or cancer. They must have been satisfied with the information they had especially if surgery is the definitive treatment.
 
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ShininLite

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Sep 22, 2018
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AOR Received.
23-06-2018
Med's Done....
11-07-2018
Are you currently going through treatment? Not sure what kind of bone cancer you have but knowing things like Osteosarcoma surgery is not usually the only treatment.
No further treatment required as it was a low grade chondrosacroma in the iliac area of the hip.
 

ShininLite

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Sep 22, 2018
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AOR Received.
23-06-2018
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11-07-2018
Thanks, I guess I would take no further action in that regard except to stay healthy...
They must be satisfied with the information they had. The 6 months is standard follow up with an disease that's is being treated weather infection or cancer. They must have been satisfied with the information they had especially if surgery is the definitive treatment.
 

canuck78

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No further treatment required as it was a low grade chondrosacroma in the iliac area of the hip.
Seen some very questionable decisions from the medical inadmissibility but if there is no further treatment getting approved makes sense. To be fair it is really a cancer of the cartilage not bone. Most other bone cancers require much more treatment so I was pretty shocked about approval.
 

PRheello

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Aug 15, 2018
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Hi guys, my medical says "has condition which reasonably expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services". M5. And it says "referred to DN for review of M5 medical".. what does this mean? I know M5 means inadmissible on medical grounds? What's the " referred to DN for review" mean?
 

ShininLite

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Sep 22, 2018
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AOR Received.
23-06-2018
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11-07-2018
Ok...but you are yet to address my question...since my application has been approved, is there any need to respond to the panel physician requesting that I submit a 6 months review report?

Seen some very questionable decisions from the medical inadmissibility but if there is no further treatment getting approved makes sense. To be fair it is really a cancer of the cartilage not bone. Most other bone cancers require much more treatment so I was pretty shocked about approval.
Seen some very questionable decisions from the medical inadmissibility but if there is no further treatment getting approved makes sense. To be fair it is really a cancer of the cartilage not bone. Most other bone cancers require much more treatment so I was pretty shocked about approval.
 
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Nimrod

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Aug 21, 2018
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Hi guys, my medical says "has condition which reasonably expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services". M5. And it says "referred to DN for review of M5 medical".. what does this mean? I know M5 means inadmissible on medical grounds? What's the " referred to DN for review" mean?
DN refers to "Domestic Network" - Edmonton, Vancouver, Etobicoke which appears to be internal auditing offices for IRCC. Strange because M5 cases are normally processed at CMAU from where it is further transferred to HMID-NF if fairness letter is required. I don't know why yours have to be audited instead. Perhaps some administrative error was sighted?
 

PRheello

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Aug 15, 2018
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DN refers to "Domestic Network" - Edmonton, Vancouver, Etobicoke which appears to be internal auditing offices for IRCC. Strange because M5 cases are normally processed at CMAU from where it is further transferred to HMID-NF if fairness letter is required. I don't know why yours have to be audited instead. Perhaps some administrative error was sighted?
It was processed at CMAU and then they forwarded it to DN.. Will they give me a procesproc fairness letter from here on?
 

Nimrod

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Aug 21, 2018
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What happens after the audit, will they transfer it to HMID-NF?
Probably so. Final decision, including issuance of procedural letter is done at the Humanitarian Migration and Integrity Division at the IRCC Niagara Falls office (HMID-NF). Don't lose hope yet, the auditing might come out positive. Read up the procedure for inadmissibility here.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/standard-requirements/medical-requirements/refusals-inadmissibility/excessive-demand-on-health-social-services.html