Linked Header

Monday, March 3, 2014

Liberal MLA Sees New Legislation Easing Strain On ER's

Provincial Health Minister Ted Flemming says the legislation needed to allow pharmacists to prescribe medications for minor ailments should be passed during the current session of the Legislature. The M-L-A's are off for the March break. 

Liberal healthcare critic Donald Arsenault says passage can't come too soon. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia already have such legislation in place.

Arsenault says many of the people suffering from these minor ailments wind up going to emergency rooms. He's hoping after the legislation is passed, the waiting times at E-R's will not be as long.