FAQ: Other Risk Factors
Other Risk Factors
Can you tell me what the Other
Risk Factor Form is for and why the Administrator needs
The Other Risk Factors are listed in Section F of
the TRAN 2
or HEMO 2 Forms.
The treating physician completes this Form. Other Risk Factors
represent other possible sources of infection, including the
- Blood transfusions outside of the Class Period (either
before 1986 or after July 1, 1990)
- dialysis treatment
- body piercing (except ears)
- intra-nasal drug use
- non-prescription intravenous drug use
- prison or incarceration
- surgeries or trauma before January 1, 1986
If the treating physician checks a box in Section F of the
TRAN 2 or HEMO
2 Forms, an Other Risk Factor Letter will be automatically
sent to the claimant along with the Other
Risk Factor Inquiry Form. The additional information that
you provide upon completing this Form will help us evaluate
and process your Claim.
In order to become a Class Member, an HCV Infected Person
who has Other Risk Factors must establish that, on the balance
of probabilities, he or she was first infected by a Blood
transfusion or by receiving a Blood product in Canada
during the Class Period.
What if one of the Other Risk Factors
is non-prescription intravenous drug use?
According to Section 3.01(3) of Transfused
Plan (Schedule A) and Hemophiliac
Plan (Schedule B), in cases where the HCV Infected Person
has used non-prescription IV drugs, he or she must deliver
to the Administrator "other evidence establishing on
a balance of probabilities that he or she was infected for
the first time with HCV by a Blood transfusion in Canada during
the Class Period.
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