Patients receiving psychotherapy treatment from a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in private practice must pay the harmonized sales tax (HST) on the fee charged;
Psychotherapy is a health service which, when provided within the scope of practice of members of any other Regulated Health Profession (RHP), is HST-exempt; and
The HST adds a financial barrier on top of the social and cultural stigma that can accompany mental illness.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to remove the HST on psychotherapy as a piece of the overall effort to make mental health care as accessible as possible to the citizens of Canada.
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