I can't say for sure, of course, but I have a sneaking this suspicion that this might just be the end result of this. Or not. But they certainly do sound related to me.
And although on one hand the changes might make some financial and even common sense, on the other, doesn't this mean the bottom line is that the Department won't cover any medically-related items or services that aren't covered by MSI or listed on the Pharmacare Formulary? Whether you live in residential care or not?
Even if they happen to be a medically-prescribed seizure medication or type of insulin?
Yup, sure sounds like it to me. Happy Belated Canada Day!
For those more technically-minded, you can find the change to the Regulations here.