Standing Committee on Justice Policy

Bill 54, Home Care and Community Services Amendment Act (Dan's Law), 2016

Bill 54                                                                                                                                     2016

An Act to amend the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 in respect of funded services for new residents

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

   1.  Part XI of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 is amended by adding the following section:

New residents

   57.1  A person who takes up residence in Ontario immediately after residing in another province or territory of Canada where he or she was insured under a publicly funded health care insurance plan shall not be denied funded services under this Act on the basis of having recently taken up residence, despite any waiting period that would otherwise apply.

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 Home Care and Community Services Amendment Act (Dan’s Law), 2016.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill amends the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994. The Bill is about people who have public health insurance in another province or territory and then move to Ontario. They will not be subject to a waiting period for publicly funded home care and community services under the Act.

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