National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders Act

An Act respecting a Comprehensive National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Kirsty Duncan  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Minister of Health to initiate discussions with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for health for the purpose of developing a comprehensive national strategy for the health care of persons afflicted with sickle cell disease and thalassemic disorders.

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National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders Act
Routine Proceedings

June 15th, 2011 / 3:20 p.m.
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Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Etobicoke North, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-221, An Act respecting a Comprehensive National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders.

Mr. Speaker, my bill , a national strategy for sickle cell disease and thalassemic disorders, addresses the challenges faced by children and adults living with these inherited blood disorders.

The bill calls on the Minister of Health to initiate discussions with the provincial and territorial health ministers to develop comprehensive patient care throughout the life cycle, develop national standards regarding universal screening, develop centres of excellence for both pediatric care and adult care, assess best practises for patients to succeed at school and in the work place, develop information for medical education to prepare health care workers to meet the needs of Canada's diverse populations, develop adequate clinical guidelines and prompt pain management for patients in crisis, establish a program of funding to advocacy groups, and recognize June 19 as sickle cell anemia awareness day in Canada.

I hope all hon. members will support the bill.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)