MSD Restores Funding for Medical Equipment

The Minister of Social Development, Stephanie Cadieux, made a surprise announcement today that the provincial government is restoring funding for medical equipment and supplies for people on income and disability assistance. In April 2010, a wide range of medical equipment and supplies were cut from the MSD’s health benefit program. Starting October 2012, MSD will now fund items such as: ventilator supplies, positioning chairs, syringes for medication delivery and transfer aids. For a list of items, see the provincial government’s news release and backgrounder: