30. A person referred to in section 15 shall, unless the person is exempted or the pharmaceutical service is one for which no contribution is payable, contribute towards the payment of the cost of the pharmaceutical services and medications provided,
(1) by paying all or part of the cost of the pharmaceutical services and medications obtained, according to the terms and conditions prescribed by government regulation, until the applicable deductible amount for the month has been reached;
(2) by paying, once the deductible amount has been reached, only the portion of the cost to be borne as a coinsurance payment with respect to the cost of the pharmaceutical services and medications obtained, until the maximum contribution fixed for the month has been reached.
When a prescription filled or renewed in a given month is renewed in advance within the same month even though it would normally have been renewed the following month, the renewal is considered to have taken place in the following month, and the deductible amount and the coinsurance payment for the following month shall, where applicable, be payable at that time.
For the purpose of computing the contribution, when a prescription that exceeds 31 days is filled or renewed for a period of more than 31 days even though it could have been filled or renewed for a shorter period, the prescription is considered to have been filled or renewed as many times as if it had been filled or renewed for periods of not more than 31 days ; the deductible amount and the coinsurance payment for that month and for each of the following months shall, where applicable, be payable at that time.
1996, c. 32, s. 30; 1997, c. 38, s. 1; 2002, c. 27, s. 12; 2015, c. 8, s. 188.