FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2016
Today, the Ontario Legislature unanimously passed Bill 9, which improves access to physiotherapy for post stroke recovery patients regardless of age in Ontario.
Bill 9 calls on the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to oversee and promote an evidence-based approach to the provision of physiotherapy services for post-stroke recovery patients of all ages. The legislation also places the control of stroke treatment into the hands of physicians, where it belongs.
MPP Lorne Coe noted that This is an important day for those recovering stroke victims in Ontario who are falling through the cracks. We want you to know that your voices have been heard.’
MPP Coe added that he was excited to see all Members in the Legislature support Bill 9, his Private Member’s Bill, and is hopeful that the Minister will take these new responsibilities seriously.
‘I will be watching the Government’s implementation of these reforms closely.’