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Bill C-304

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1st Session, 39th Parliament,
55 Elizabeth II, 2006
house of commons of canada
BILL C-304
An Act to provide for the development of a national strategy for the treatment of autism and to amend the Canada Health Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the National Strategy for the Treatment of Autism Act.
National conference
2. The Minister of Health shall, before December 31, 2006, convene a conference of all provincial and territorial ministers responsible for health for the purpose of working together to develop a national strategy for the treatment of autism. The Minister shall, before December 31, 2007, table a report in both Houses of Parliament specifying a plan of action developed in collaboration with the provincial and territorial ministers for the purpose of implementing that strategy.
R.S., c. C-6
3. Section 2 of the Canada Health Act is renumbered as subsection 2(1) and is amended by adding the following:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
(2) For the purposes of this Act, services that are medically necessary or required under this Act include Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) for persons suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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