Congratulations are in order!
According to an announcement by Canada’s National ME/FM Action Network (www.mefmaction.net), ME/CFS has been recognized officially by the Ontario government and Ontario Medical Association.
After many years of active lobbying & meetings by the ME/FM Action Network and other patient advocates including Dr. Alison Bested – and thanks to the Canadian Definition of ME/CFS – the Ontario Medical Association has created OHIP Diagnostic Code 795 designating ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ as a Neurological Illness.
“This means that no one in Ontario who suffers from ME/CFS can ever again be told by a doctor that ME/CFS does not exist,” the announcement explains. “If they do, tell them to look up Diagnostic Code 795.” To review the many practical benefits for patients of this official recognition, and how it will be used, click here.