Ontario to Move Forward with Recommendations on Preventing Violence in the Healthcare Sector

The Ontario government has announced that it will be moving forward with certain recommendations from the Workplace Violence Prevention Care Report (Report), released on May 15, 2017, to enhance safety in hospitals and to reduce incidents of workplace violence across the healthcare sector. Among other things, the government will be consulting with stakeholders on the following…

Healthcare Accountability Legislation Carries at Second Reading, Referred to Committee

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…

Ontario Introduces New Healthcare Accountability Legislation for Hospitals

On May 3, 2010, the Ontario government introduced Bill 46, the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (the “Act”). The Act would, if passed, make healthcare providers and executives accountable for improving patient care and enhancing the patient experience. Although aimed at the hospital sector specifically, the government has indicated that following an assessment of…

Public Hospital Management Regulation Amended

On May 3, 2010, the Ontario government filed amendments to the Hospital Management Regulation under the Public Hospitals Act. The amendments to Reg. 965 relate to board member voting rights, and the establishment of systems for the disclosure of critical incidents, and will come into force on July 1, 2010 and January 1, 2011.

Ontario Introduces New Healthcare Accountability Legislation for Hospitals

Furthering an initiative outlined in its 2010 Budget, on Monday May 3, 2010, the Ontario government introduced new legislation outlining new standards of accountability for hospitals. If passed, Bill 46, the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 would: increase the accountability of healthcare providers and executives for patient care by implementing a range of specific…

Local Health System Integration Act Regulation Filed (Health Professional Advisory Committees)

On April 12, 2010, the government filed O. Reg. 136/10, an amendment to Regulation 264/07 (Health Professionals Advisory Committees) setting out requirements for long-term care home licensees (defined to mean a health service provider that is a licensee within the meaning of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, to submit a mandatory “reconciliation report” to…