In her cover letter that accompanied the proposed changes, Minister Ecker stated that "the package of proposed reforms contains measures to expand the definition of catastrophic impairment." The specific changes: Restrict availability of catastrophic impairment status to those having a Glasgow Coma Scale test result of 9 or less, as well as requiring a period of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) of at least 7 days. Replace the Glasgow Outcome Scale outcome with Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale. Allow the use of analogous measures for children if the existing scales cannot be applied. Recommendation Regarding Proposed Use of PTA (Proposal No. 1): The group recommended that Proposal No. 1 be abandoned. This recommendation was made for several reasons, specifically: the PTA criteria was never recommended by the Committee formed at the request of David Young MPP to address changes to the catastrophic ...
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