Dear Minister Elliott,

I am writing to urgently request that you remove the Ministry of Health’s proposal to limit the Ontario Health Insurance Plan coverage for psychotherapy provided by a doctor to a maximum of 24 hours per year per patient. This mandated limitation will harm people who cannot afford to privately purchase the psychotherapy sessions that are essential to alleviate their suffering and anguish. The loss of affordable access to care will create repercussions for themselves, their families and their communities across the province. Please protect quality mental health care for Ontarians today and in the future who need appropriate, specialized care for severe and persistent mental or emotional distress.

Sincerely,