[38] Bill 15 Original (PDF)

Bill 15 2005

An Act to amend the
Health Insurance Act

Note: This Act amends the Health Insurance Act. For the legislative history of the Act, see Public Statutes - Detailed Legislative History on


Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputation, kidney failure and heart disease in Ontario. Diabetes is a life altering condition.

While people with diabetes only make up 6 per cent of Ontario's population, they account for 32 per cent of heart attacks, 43 per cent of heart failure cases, 30 per cent of strokes, 51 per cent of new dialysis patients and 70 per cent of amputations.

An insulin pump not only prevents complications for people with diabetes, but in many cases reverses them by putting a regular amount of insulin into the body that closely matches what the body normally does. The cost of the pump prevents most Ontarians from having the use of it.

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

1.  Section 11.2 of the Health Insurance Act is amended by adding the following subsection:


(1.1)  The provision of insulin pumps and supplies for the pumps are insured services.


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

Short title

3.  The short title of this Act is the Health Insurance Amendment Act (Insulin Pumps for Diabetics), 2005.



The Bill amends the Health Insurance Act by making the provision of insulin pumps and supplies for them an insured service under the Act.