Insurance Review

Mandatory Notifiable Avian Influenza Insurance Review 

The regulated poultry boards and commission initiated Mandatory Notifiable Avian Influenza Insurance Review in January 2016 with the intent of conducting the requisite due diligence to determine whether or not to require licenced poultry producers in British Columbia to maintain insurance against losses resulting from the interruption or termination of production due to Notifiable Avian Influenza (NAI). 
 
A Review Committee comprised of representatives of the poultry boards and commission, along with a representative of the BC Poultry Association have guided the Review. The Review Committee has made a recommendation to the poultry boards and commission to adopt the powers granted under the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act to establish a mandatory Infected Premises C&D Cost Recovery Fund. 
 
The boards and commission have established a common website for the review where various reports and documents pertaining to the Review can be found.

Prior to the poultry boards and commission making their independent decision regarding mandatory NAI insurance, stakeholders are being notified and requested to provide comment on the Review Committee’s recommendation.  Your response by letter or using the link provided on the common website to provide any comments or views by no later than September 15, 2017 would be appreciated.