July 27, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Not as a rule; but there are exceptions to that rule. Look gt schedule B at page 9 of the bill, where reference is made to applicants who are not seriously ill. Then, in class II there is reference to applicants who are seriously ill. Class III deals with applications from persons in so serious a condition of health that they have no reasonable expectation of life, and the fourth class is general. So that I take it the minister could call in a medical examiner at any time with respect to a case which was in a doubtful class, and where there might be some doubt as to recovery. That procedure would be taken in respect of applications considered really unjust or in other words in cases where there would be no hope of recovery.
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Subtopic:   VETERANS' INSURANCE
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