Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Passes Healthcare Accountability Legislation
Date: June 3, 2010
On June 3, 2010, Bill 46, the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010, was reported as amended by the Standing Committee on Justice Policy and carried at Third Reading. Following Royal Assent, most of the Act will come into force on a date to be named by Proclamation.
As previously reported, the Act makes 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.