On February 21, 2023, the Ontario government tabled Bill 60, Your Health Act, 2023 for First Reading. The government states that the objective of the Bill is to reduce wait times for surgeries, procedures and diagnostic imaging ‘while enabling its new “As of Right” rules to automatically recognize the credentials of health care workers registered in other provinces and territories.’ If passed, Bill 60 would enact the Integrated Community Health Services Centres Act, 2023 (Proposed Act) which would create integrated community health services centres, among other things.
On January 18, 2021, the Ontario government amended Ontario Regulation 74/20, Work Redeployment For Certain Health Service Providers (Regulation), made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020. The amendments – which came into effect January 18, 2021 – are intended to help alleviate the increasing staffing and capacity issues faced by…
Workplace violence is a growing concern in the healthcare sector, and organizations need to ensure that they act quickly and proactively to address violent incidents and protect workers from harm. In order to do so, it is important to remain on top of legislative requirements and best practices, so as to ensure compliance with your legal obligations, maintain control of the situation and minimize potential harms. In this webinar, you will be updated on the latest case law, legal requirements and best practices to equip you with the information you need to deal with incidents of workplace violence.
In this edition of HR Healthcheck, we discuss the Ministry of Labour’s current inspection campaign which is focused on workplace violence prevention in long-term care homes, retirement homes and community care workplaces.
In this edition of HR HealthCheck, we discuss a recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court which considered the challenging issue of a nurse who suffers from an addiction disability and whose employment was terminated for theft of narcotics from the workplace.
Join us at our 2019 Healthcare Conference which will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to human resources professionals within hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers.