Jul 26, 2013
By Michael Kramer
An update on a story we’ve been following concerning the Ontario government’s plan to stop a more than 50 – year practice of physiotherapy services being billed to OHIP.
Round one goes to the practitioners.
Ontario Divisional Court Justice Tom Lederer has granted the clinics their request for a suspension.
The new plan was to come into effect next week on August 1st.
Ontario wants to replace the current system with a new provincially funded physio system. .
The private clinics argued that their livelihoods are at stake and that thousands of people, mostly seniors – would be left without the service.
They said the province had an obligation to allow them to have input on the new regulation before it was announced back on April 18th.
The owners of the private physiothereapy clinics want a judicial review of the regulation – on the grounds that they weren’t sufficiently consulted
They ultimately want the regulation withdrawn.