The Bill amends the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 so that a person who moves to Ontario from another province or territory and who had public health insurance in the province or territory will not be subject to any waiting period for funded services under the Act that may otherwise be applicable to new Ontario residents.
Bill 73 2019
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:
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.
2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3 The short title of this Act is the Home Care and Community Services Amendment Act (Dan’s Law), 2019.