Exceptional Access Program (EAP) for medications not covered through ODSP/ACSD drug plan

Some information I learned last week that I wanted to pass along, in case others didn't know about it. At my kids ACSD review meeting last week (Assistance for Children with severe disabilities - through ODSP), I brought up that one of the medications that one of my children takes isn't covered under their ODSP drug benefit card, and being without benefits , I am covering this out of pocket at several hundred dollars a month. There is a program through ODSP, called the Exceptional Access Program (EAP), that your family doctor can apply to have the medication covered under. They have to provide evidence that covered medications will not work, and if that is the case, it will be covered. And, if it is turned down from there, ODSP/ACSD will cover the medication as a last resource. I've attached the link for the form, http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=&ENV=WWE&TIT=eap&NO=014-4406-87

 

From Kelly Runnalls, parent

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