To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
WHEREAS: Canadians returning to or setting up residence in Ontario for the first time after residing in another province must wait three months for access to care, including end of life care, at home or in a community setting.
WHEREAS: The majority of Canadians die in hospital while two thirds would rather die in their home.
WHEREAS: Dan’s law would remove the waiting period for end of life home and community care as well as home care more generally for Canadians returning home or coming to Ontario for the first time after residing in other provinces or territories.
WHEREAS: Passing Dan’s Law would allow people at the end of life to be with their families, at home in Ontario.
THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows– to vote in favour of the Home Care and Community Services Amendment Act (Dan’s Law)
Petitions can be mailed to Room 170 Main Bldg. Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A5
On November 17th, Bill 54, Home Care and Community Services Amendment Act (Dan’s Law), 2016 will be debated at Queen’s Park. This legislation ensures that someone repatriating to Ontario or taking up residence in the province for the first time after living in another Canadian province will not be denied home care or end of life care when they come to Ontario to be with their families in their final or most vulnerable moments.