Bill 9, End Age Discrimination Against Stroke Recovery Patients Act, 2016

Coe, Lorne

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Bill 9                                                                                                                                                      2016

An Act to amend the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act

Preamble

Thousands of Ontarians, of all ages, suffer and survive strokes each year.

Ontario plays a decisive role in the treatment of post­-stroke recovery, which when delivered effectively will improve patient outcomes, reduce hospital and system costs and ensure that all Ontarians have access to quality post-stroke care.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

   1.  Subsection 6 (1) of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act is amended by adding the following paragraph:

  12.  To oversee and promote an evidence-based approach to the provision of physiotherapy services for post-stroke patients of all ages.

Commencement

   2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   3.  The short title of this Act is the Improving Post-Stroke Recovery for All Act, 2016.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 9 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 9 has been enacted as Chapter 26 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2016.

The Bill amends the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act to set out an additional duty for the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with respect to patients who are recovering from a stroke.

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