Human Resources Legislative Update
Healthcare Accountability Legislation Carries at Second Reading, Referred to Committee
Date: May 12, 2010
On May 12, 2010, Bill 46, the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 carried at Second Reading and was Ordered referred the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. As previously reported, the Act would, if passed, make health care providers and executives accountable for improving patient care and enhance the patient experience. Although aimed at the hospital sector specifically, the Ontario government has indicated that following an assessment of its impact, these requirements may be extended to other health sectors as well. For a detailed discussion of Bill 46 and how it may impact your organization, see our FTR Now of May 5, 2010.