Existing facilities

Funding for the program

Funding for the DAP comes primarily from annual fees paid by public and private diagnostic facilities accredited by the program.

Public facilities’ fees are paid by health authorities, which are responsible for the public diagnostic facilities in British Columbia. The fees are paid annually as a lump sum by the Ministry of Health, which holds back a portion of the health authorities’ funding for this purpose.  

Private facilities’ fees are paid by individual facilities accredited by the DAP. These fees are paid annually.

Remaining revenue sources include investment income and application fees.

Fees

All accredited diagnostic facilities/services are subject to annual fees.

The annual fees are determined based on the following:

  • type of facility
  • types of services
  • number of services provided

The DAP does not invoice facilities for the costs associated with on-site assessments.

New facility application fee

Fee: C$2,000

This fee accompanies an application for accreditation by a new non-accredited facility. The application fee includes conducting the on-site initial assessment.

A new facility is not subject to annual fees for the current fiscal year in which they are accredited.

Learn more about new facilities

Unscheduled assessment fee

Fee: C$1,500

These assessments are usually conducted at the direction of the DAP Committee to gain additional information on a specific area of activity in a facility.

Initial assessment of new service fee

Fee: C$1,000

This fee applies to an already accredited facility that has expanded service to provide another modality/discipline.

Relocation fee

Fee: C$1,000

This fee applies to an already accredited facility that is relocating to another physical location.

This applies to moves within the same facility (e.g. relocation to a different section of a hospital or building) and to moves involving a different physical address. In order to be eligible for a relocation visit, the facility must retain the same scope of service and have no significant change to technical, administrative or medical leadership.