Human Resources Legislative Update
Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission Submits Final Report
Date: May 3, 2021
On April 30, 2021, Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission submitted its Final Report to the Minister of Long-Term Care.
The Commission was created by the Ontario government in July 2020 in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the long-term care sector. Specifically, the Commission was asked “to investigate the cause of the spread of the virus in long-term care and how it affected residents, staff, volunteers and family members” and its purpose was, in part, “to make recommendations to help prevent the future spread of disease in long-term care homes.”
The Final Report sets out 85 recommendations with respect to pandemic preparedness in the long-term care sector, covering a broad range of issues.
We have tracked the progress of the Commission and will now be monitoring the province’s response to this list of recommendations. Given the potential implications that some of these recommendations have on human resource and labour relations in the sector, we will update you as this file unfolds.
If you have any questions about the Final Report, please contact your regular Hicks Morley lawyer.
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