Lisa MacLeod, MPP (Nepean-Carleton) is bringing forward a Private Members’ Motion on October 20th, to address the funding gap for patients in exceptional circumstances through the consideration of a compassionate catastrophic care fund.
The motion reads:
“That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOLTC) appoints an advisory committee to review jurisdictions where a process is in place to consider lifesaving experimental and high cost healthcare treatments and otherwise exceptional circumstances for patients. The MOHLTC advisory committee should consider Australia’s Special Access Scheme; New Zealand’s Exceptional Circumstances Framework and High Cost Treatment Pool and the UK’s National Health Service’s Experimental and Unproven Treatments Policy with the view to establish a compassionate catastrophic care program in Ontario for those suffering from rare disease or whose treatments may be experimental or complimentary but are not yet covered by Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP)”
What you can do to help:
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders
151 Bloor Street West, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1S4
T: (416) 969-7435
M: (647) 801-5176
We need your support! Sign the petition for Funding of Spinraza for all Canadian patients affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Cure SMA Canada, CORD, the Canadian SMA families and our supporters appeal to our provincial health ministers to provide all patients access to the only treatment available for this life threatening disease.
March 21, 2018
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre: 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa
6th Annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala Join us on Wednesday evening, March 21st, when CORD will host its annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala. We will recognize those individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the Canadian rare disease community over this past year. Cocktail reception at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm Business or Smart Cocktail Attire Gala Ticket: $195 Patient Gala Ticket: $125 Table of 8: $1500