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The Lung Health Advisory Council

The Lung Health Advisory Council

The passage of Bill 71, Lung Health Act in 2017 has officially enacted into law the Ontario Lung Health Advisory Council.

What does the passage of Bill 71 mean to Ontarians?

  • It establishes a Lung Health Advisory Council that will make recommendations to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care on lung health issues;
  • It develops and implements an Ontario Lung Health Action Plan respecting research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung disease; and
  • It requires the Minister to consider the recommendations and reports of the Lung Health Advisory Council and to make improvements in lung health awareness, diagnosis, treatment and care.

What is the Lung Health Advisory Council?

The Lung Health Advisory Council will be dedicated to providing provincially-based advice and recommendations on lung health to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to make improvements in lung health awareness, diagnosis, treatment and care. Its goal will be to work towards the development and implementation of an Ontario Lung Health Action Plan that will provide a coordinated approach to prevent lung disease, improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare spending.

Members of the Lung Health Advisory Council

Stay tuned for members of the Lung Health Advisory Council.