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Bulletin Number

4419

Date

February 8, 2005

Direct inquiries to

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Processing Office

(See Address Below)
Distribution

Northern Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories

Subject

NORTHERN HEALTH TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM

The Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG) Program helps to defray some of the travel costs for residents of Northern Ontario who must travel long distances to receive medically necessary physician specialist services unavailable in their local community.

On November 22, 2004, the Minister of Northern Development and Mines announced the implementation of the 2004 Ontario Government budget commitment to return the definition of Northern Ontario to what it was prior to September 2000. As a result, residents of the District of Muskoka will no longer be eligible to receive travel assistance through the Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG) Program.

Effective January 1, 2005, the following change(s) will take place:
 

● Residents residing in communities within the District of Muskoka will no longer be eligible to receive travel grants.

● Residents within the District of Muskoka who travelled between November 1, 2004 and December 31, 2004, for purposes of receiving medical specialist services that meet NHTG eligibility criteria, will be allowed to submit their travel grant applications within twelve (12) months from the date of treatment.

● Travel grant applications for treatment provided before November 1, 2004, must be received by the ministry within six (6) months from the date of treatment.