The decision to introduce an untested home care delivery model, centred on an agency with no track record, without consulting key stakeholders in the home care sector jeopardizes Ontario home care patients and will have effects that reverberate across the health care system.The Alliance claims that while the government neglected to consult with them, it did “work closely” with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents home-care workers. The Alliance’s application further claims that the SEIU favours a central employer model for PSWs and had begun to lobby the government to create the agency more than a year before it was announced. In addition, Hoskins allegedly have a speech at a 2016 union convention where he indicated that he would be seeking a “common employer for care providers”, and also that “it would appear that
Earlier this year, Wise Health Law succeeded on a motion for summary judgment in a dental malpractice case on the basis that the limitation period had expired before the Statement of Claim was issued. The (unreported) decision was delivered orally on the day of the motion.
In part, the plaintiff argued that she did not discover her claim until the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (the “RCDSO” or “College”) rendered its decision, as she did not know if the defendant was negligent when she complained to the RCDSO, but merely had a “suspicion”.
In the midst of COVID-19, the proceedings of many health colleges, and consequently of the health professionals they regulate, have been in limbo while everyone finds a way forward.
On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government enacted the Hearings in Tribunal Proceedings (Temporary Measures) Act, 2020 (the “Act”) to help the process along.
The Act empowers statutory tribunals with more discretion over how proceedings before them are held.
Effective 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020, the Ontario government ordered the closure of “non-essential” workplaces. The list of “essential” workplaces included “health care professionals providing emergency care including dentists, optometrists and physiotherapists”.
The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (“CCO”) interprets this list as including chiropractors, and we agree.
So the question becomes – what is “emergency care”?