Category: Long-term care

Bill 283 (The Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority Act)

Bill 283 establishes a corporation called the “Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority” (the “Authority” (s. 2), governed by a board of 8-12 directors (s. 4(2)). The qualifications for sitting on the Board will be determined by regulation and the Authority’s by-laws (s. 4(6)). The Board will appoint one of its employees to be the Chief Executive Officer (s. 10(1)). The Statutory Powers Procedure Act does not apply to anything done by the CEO, except as may be provided in regulation (s. 10(4)).

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With LTC Commission COVID-19 findings, CUPE calls for immediate creation of full-time jobs, application of precautionary principle by PC government

The clear recommendations from Ontario’s Long-Term Care Commission for the creation of more full-time jobs and, on the application of the precautionary principle in health care settings, require that the provincial government and the medical officer of health act immediately to prevent more COVID-19 deaths and LTC resident harm, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

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Call for human rights inquiry into systemic discrimination against the elderly in Ontario hospitals and long-term care

The Advocacy Centre for Elderly (ACE), the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are calling on the Ontario Human Rights Commission to conduct a landmark inquiry into the provincial government’s long-standing policies of ‘de-hospitalization’, and rationing levels of care and access to long-term care, that disproportionately hurt the elderly.

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