O. Reg. 564/05: PRESCRIBED POLICY STATEMENTS


Published: 2005-11-04

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ontario regulation 564/05

made under the

Ontario Works Act, 1997

Made: October 17, 2005
Filed: November 4, 2005
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: November 19, 2005


Prescribed Policy Statements

1. For the purpose of interpreting and applying paragraph 4 of section 41, paragraph 3 of subsection 44 (1), paragraph 5 of subsection 44 (2), paragraph 3 of subsection 44 (3) and clause 57 (5) (c) of Ontario Regulation 134/98 (General) made under the Act, the policy of the Ministry is to recognize the medical conditions set out in Column A of Schedule 1 as medical conditions that require a special diet and the amounts set out in Column B of Schedule 1 as the amounts that shall be included in the budgetary requirements of the recipient, up to a total of $250 per month for a member of the benefit unit.

SCHEDULE 1
SPECIAL DIETS


Column A


Column B




MEDICAL CONDITION that requires a Special Diet


Monthly Amount for Special Diet Unless Otherwise Specified




Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


$10




Cardiovascular Disease


$10




Celiac Disease


 




less than 2 years of age


$58




2-10 years of age


$115




11-18 years of age


$147




19 years of age or older


$131




Chronic Constipation


$10




Chronic wounds requiring protein


$10




Congenital Abnormalities of the Metabolic Type — Adults


$10




Congenital Abnormalities of the Metabolic Type — Infants & Children


$10




Congestive Heart Failure


$44




Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% and ≤ 5% of usual body weight


$150




weight loss > 5% and ≤ 10% of usual body weight


$180




weight loss > 10% of usual body weight


$240




Cystic Fibrosis


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% of usual body weight


$150




Diabetes


$42




Diverticulum/Diverticulitis


$10




Dysphagia/Swallowing or Mastication Difficulties


$25 AND $75 one-time amount for the cost of a blender, if funding for a blender has not been previously provided




Extreme Obesity: Class III BMI > 40


$20




Food Allergy — Eggs


$10




Food Allergy — Milk/Dairy or Lactose Intolerance


 




less than 2 years of age


$95




2-10 years of age


$97




11-18 years of age


$55




19 years of age or older


$35




Food Allergy — Soya


$83




Food Allergy — Wheat


 




less than 2 years of age


$38




2-10 years of age


$77




11-18 years of age


$98




19 years of age or older


$57




Gestational Diabetes


$44




[Diet is available during pregnancy and for 3 months post partum]


 




Gout


$32




Hepatic Disorders


$10




HIV/AIDS


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% and ≤ 5% of usual body weight


$150




weight loss > 5% and ≤ 10% of usual body weight


$180




weight loss > 10% of usual body weight


$240




Hyperlipidemia


$10




Hypertension


$10




Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure and Grade 1 to 2 left ventricular function


$44




Hypercholesterolemia


$22




Inadequate lactation to sustain breast-feeding or breast-feeding is contraindicated during the first 12 months of infant’s life


 




lactose tolerant


$75




lactose intolerant


$83




A Special Diet Allowance will be paid during the first 12 months of an infant’s life, if formula is necessary due to inadequate quantity of breast milk or if breastfeeding is contraindicated [e.g. infant is unable to tolerate breast milk; mother’s milk is contaminated due to other conditions or medical treatments such as HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy; infant has galactosemia].


 




Liver Failure


$10




Macrocytic Anaemia


$10




Malabsorption


$20




Malignancy


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% and ≤ 5% of usual body weight


$150




weight loss > 5% and ≤ 10% of usual body weight


$180




weight loss > 10% of usual body weight


$240




Marasmus or Kwashiorkor or Anorexia


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% of usual body weight


$150




Microcytic Anaemia


$30




Osteoporosis/Osteomalacia/Osteopenia


$10




Ostomies [e.g., jejunostomy, ileostomy]


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% and ≤ 5% of usual body weight


$150




weight loss > 5% and ≤ 10% of usual body weight


$180




weight loss > 10% of usual body weight


$240




Pancreatic Insufficiency


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% and ≤ 5% of usual body weight


$150




weight loss > 5% and ≤ 10% of usual body weight


$180




weight loss > 10% of usual body weight


$240




Post-gastric surgery


$10




Prediabetes: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) or Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG)


$42




Renal Failure — Dialysis


$44




Renal Failure — Pre-Dialysis


$44




Short Bowel Syndrome


 




weight loss ≤ 2% of usual body weight


$75




weight loss > 2% and ≤ 5% of usual body weight


$150




weight loss > 5% and ≤ 10% of usual body weight


$180




weight loss > 10% of usual body weight


$240




Made by:
Pris par :

La ministre des Services sociaux et communautaires,

Sandra Pupatello

Minister of Community and Social Services

Date made: October 17, 2005.
Pris le : 17 octobre 2005.

 

 

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