Letters about OHIP funding for outpatient psychotherapy
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…our deep concern over a proposal being considered by the Ministry of Health and Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Appropriateness Working Group (AWG) to limit full OHIP funding for outpatient psychotherapy to 24 hours per year.
For many patients, psychotherapy is medically necessary. Treatment decisions must be left up to a person’s primary care provider and care team, particularly when providing medical care to a person diagnosed with a mental illness, whose recovery journey is not one-size-fit-all.
Reducing outpatient psychotherapy to 24 hours per year is at-best arbitrary and fails to recognize that people with serious mental illness, and particularly Eating Disorders, may have disease trajectories (we know from research) that are difficult to predict.
Here are the letters
Read letter to Hon Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Read letter to Hon. Michael A. Tibollo, Associate Minister of mental Health and Addictions
Read letter to Dr. Joshua Tepper, Appropriateness Working Group C0-Chair, OMA
Read letter to Dr. Paul Tenenbein, Appropriateness Working Group Co-Chair, OMA