Quebec Program of Assisted Reproduction
On November 11, 2020 the Quebec Health Ministry proposed new legislation (Bill 73) to amend various provisions related to assisted reproduction (intrauterine insemination and IVF).
This bill has not yet been passed into law and does not yet have a confirmed start date, but in its current form it would:
- Provide RAMQ coverage for one complete IVF cycle for infertile patients who meet certain eligibility criteria including female age 18-40 and neither partner with any prior history of surgical sterilization (tubal ligation or vasectomy)
- Limit RAMQ coverage to a maximum of 6 cycles of intrauterine insemination for women age 18-40
- Remove RAMQ coverage for assisted reproduction treatments in women age 41 or older
- Maintain RAMQ coverage for fertility preservation (egg/sperm freezing) in eligible patients, e.g. cases of cancer
- Maintain the mandate of single embryo transfer for ALL women age 36 and younger
- Require medical justification for the transfer of 2 embryos in any woman age 37 or older
- Introduce RAMQ coverage for the purchase of donor sperm in RAMQ covered assisted reproduction cycles (donor IUI, IVF with donor sperm)
- Maintain for eligible patients (no prior children, vasectomy or tubal ligation) the provincial tax credit (up to a maximum of $20,000) based on family income:
- If family income below $50,000 then you are eligible for an 80% tax credit
- If family income above $120,000 then you are eligible for a 20% tax credit
- A sliding scale in between
This tax credit applies to one IVF cycle for women age 36 or younger, and up to 2 IVF cycles for women 37 and older. For more information about the tax credit please see:
Please also note that the federal government offers a tax credit of 15% for all fertility related expenses, and this credit can be applied for any treatment costs incurred over the past 10 years.
Finally, for current prices of treatments related to in vitro fertilization please consult our Treatment Fees page.