Quebec Program of Assisted Reproduction
On November 11, 2020 the Quebec Health Ministry proposed new legislation (Bill 73, http://m.assnat.qc.ca/en/travaux-parlementaires/projets-loi/projet-loi-73-42-1.html) and in March 2021 this legislation was adopted to amend various provisions related to assisted reproduction (intrauterine insemination and IVF, https://www.quebec.ca/en/family-and-support-for-individuals/pregnancy-and-parenthood/medically-assisted-reproduction/mar-program).
Bill 73 went into effect on November 15, 2021 and:
- Provides 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)
- Limits RAMQ coverage to a maximum of 6 cycles of intrauterine insemination for women age 18-40
- Removes RAMQ coverage for both IUI and IVF in women age 41 or older
- Maintains RAMQ coverage for fertility preservation (egg/sperm freezing) in eligible patients, e.g. cases of cancer
- Maintains the mandate of single embryo transfer for ALL women age 36 and younger
- Requires medical justification for the transfer of 2 embryos in any woman age 37 or older
- Introduces RAMQ coverage for the purchase of donor sperm in RAMQ covered assisted reproduction cycles (donor IUI, IVF with donor sperm)
- Expands eligibility for the provincial tax credit (up to a maximum of $20,000/year) for most fertility related expenses based on family income
For more information about the Quebec provincial tax credit please see:
Please note that the federal government also offers a tax credit for most 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.