In this article, Barrie MPP Aileen Carroll, who has been lobbying for CCSVI treatment to be available on a fee for service basis (which Dr. McDonald estimates would be around $1500) says the Ontario Ministry of Health has advised as follows: "The decision to allow these procedures--uninsured by OHIP--does not rest with the provincial ministry of health, it rests with individual hospitals throughout the province."
I thought approval was required by Health Canada. I think if it could be offered in a hospital or accredited clinic on a fee for service basis, Dr. McDonald in Barrie and False Creek Health Care in Vancouver would have been doing the procedure for months. They are both strong proponents and are anxious to begin treating people.
Does anyone know if the information from Aileen Carroll is accurate or is it another way of passing the buck and diverting our energies and attention?