57.1. For the purpose of updating the list referred to in section 60, the council shall first assess the therapeutic value of each medication concerned. If the council considers that the therapeutic value of a medication has not been established to its satisfaction, it shall send the Minister a notice to that effect.
If the council considers that the therapeutic value of a medication has been established, it shall send the Minister an advisory opinion after assessing the following aspects:
(1) the reasonableness of the price charged;
(2) the cost effectiveness ratio of the medication;
(3) the impact that entering the medication on the list will have on the health of the population and on the other components of the health care system; and
(4) the advisability of entering the medication on the list with regard to the purpose of the basic plan.
2002, c. 27, s. 20; 2005, c. 40, s. 19.