Chapter 02: The Canadian Health Care System
Sorrentino: Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker, 4th Edition
1. Which statement about the Canada Health Act is correct?
a. It clarifies health care services that are insured.
b. It outlines six principles of care.
c. It was created in 1994.
d. It is a form of provincial legislation.
A Correct. The Canada Health Act clarifies the types of health care services that
B Incorrect. There are five principles of care, not six.
C Incorrect. This was created in 1984.
D Incorrect. This is federal legislation.
PTS: 1 DIF: Remembering REF: pp. 22–24
2. Comprehensiveness is a principle of the Canada Health Act. Which of the following
statements about this principle is correct?
a. Residents must comprehend the principle.
b. Residents get coverage in only their home province.
c. All necessary health care services must be insured.
d. Only some health care services are insured.
A Incorrect. It does not pertain to the residents’ understanding.
B Incorrect. Residents will get coverage if they move or travel to other provinces,
as per the principle of portability.
C Correct. The principle states that all necessary health services, including
hospitalization and access to physicians and surgical dentists, must be insured.
D Incorrect. This principle states that all medically necessary health care services
are to be insured.
PTS: 1 DIF: Remembering REF: p. 24
3. Public administration is another principle of the Canada Health Act. Which of the following
statements is correct about public administration?
a. The Canadian public must have better health care.
b. The Canadian public must be covered in other countries as well.
c. A public authority must administer health insurance.
d. Health insurance can profit the general public.