Articles about ‘Out of Country Medical’

Bakerlaw prepares to challenge 2011 amendments to Out-of-Country OHIP legislation

  • April 12, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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As indicated in our blog post here (link), Ontario’s Health Insurance Act and specifically the regulations that govern Out-of-Country claims for OHIP funding were significantly restricted by legislative amendments in 2011.

Bakerlaw has been retained to challenge one of these amendments, which currently requires that all patients seeking funding for the administration of a drug, including the provision of that drug, payment must be recommended by the Executive Officer of the Ontario Drug Benefit Act. » Read the rest

Out-of-Country OHIP requests – Bakerlaw continues to help

  • April 12, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw continues to help clients obtain prior approval for OHIP funding for out-of-country medical expenses. Unfortunately the Ministry of Health rarely grants Ontarians’ legitimate requests for out-of-country funding for medically necessary treatment which is unavailable in Ontario on a timely basis. » Read the rest

Ministry Breaches Charter and Puts Lives at Risk

  • October 21, 2013
  • BakerLaw
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Toronto, ON, October 21, 2013 – Where medically necessary health services are not performed in Ontario, or treatment wait lists pose a risk of death or irreversible tissue damage, Ontario residents have a right to go outside the country (“Out of Country”) for treatment at public expense. » Read the rest

Young, addicted and on hold

  • April 22, 2008
  • David Baker
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Thousands of youths wait for 86 addiction rehab beds funded by the province (none in Toronto) and it can take up to four months to get in for treatment

Parentcentral.ca reports on the issue of adequate medical care for teens battling addiction has received significant media coverage in recent days. » Read the rest

Parents Call for Publicly Funded Treatment Beds for Addicted Teens

  • April 17, 2008
  • David Baker
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The issue of adequate medical care for teens battling addiction has received significant media coverage in recent days. Bakerlaw frequently represents the families of teens with addictions who require out-of-country medical care (click here to learn more).

A selection of the recent coverage is included below:

Parents call for more programs for teens battling mental illness, addiction, by Lisa Priest, Globe and Mail, 2008/04/14 read article

Parents complain not enough publicly funded treatment beds for addicted teens, CBC/Canadian Press, 2008/04/14 read article

Not enough treatment beds for addicts: parents, CTV/Canadian Press, 2008/04/15 read article

More care urged for addicted teenagers, by Andrea Gordon, the Toronto Star, 2008/04/15 read article

Ontario’s empathy deficit, by Jim Coyle, Toronto Star, 2008/05/02 read article

Bakerlaw Client and Cancer Survivor Calls on Minister to Grant Out-of-Country Funding

  • March 14, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw client and cancer survivor Sylvia de Vries has called on the minister of to grant funding for necessary out-of-country medical care.

A number of major media outlets reported on her call for action. Click on the links below for the full coverage:

Even huge tumour can’t secure care in Ontario, by Lisa Priest, Globe and Mail. » Read the rest

The cross-border shuffle for drug-abuse treatment

  • November 9, 2007
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw frequently represents the families of teenagers who require drug-abuse treatment in US clinics when appropriate care is not available in Canada.

Today, Bakerlaw’s Kate Sellar commented on the difficulties of families not able to access funding for appropriate care in a Toronto Star op-ed piece. » Read the rest

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