Improving Post-Stroke Recovery for All Act, 2016, S.O. 2016, c. 26 - Bill 9Skip to content
This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 9 and does not form part of the law. Bill 9 has been enacted as Chapter 26 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2016.
The Bill amends the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act to set out an additional duty for the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with respect to patients who are recovering from a stroke.
An Act to amend the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act
Assented to December 8, 2016
Thousands of Ontarians, of all ages, suffer and survive strokes each year.
Ontario plays a decisive role in the treatment of post-stroke recovery, which when delivered effectively will improve patient outcomes, reduce hospital and system costs and ensure that all Ontarians have access to quality post-stroke care.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. Subsection 6 (1) of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act is amended by adding the following paragraph:
12. To oversee and promote an evidence-based approach to the provision of physiotherapy services for post-stroke patients of all ages.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Improving Post-Stroke Recovery for All Act, 2016.