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Accommodate Guide Dogs Accompanying Patients

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Please ensure that the IHF has a policy in place to address the arrival of a patient with a guide dog.   And in the Bulletin/Notices section of the website include the following.  Link the following to the word “policy” in the aforementioned sentence:   Accommodate Guide Dogs Accompanying Patients   Under the Independent Health Facilities… Read more »

Accommodate Guide Dogs Accompanying Patients

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Please ensure that the IHF has a policy in place to address the arrival of a patient with a guide dog. *And in the Bulletin/Notices section of the website include the following. Link the following to the word “policy” in the aforementioned sentence:* *Accommodate Guide Dogs Accompanying Patients* Under the *Independent Health Facilities Act (IHFA)*… Read more »

New license application for cataract surgeries due by Feb 16

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The Ministry of Health has issued a call for application for new IHF licenses for the provision of cataract surgeries in community settings in Ontario.   Applications are due by Feb 16th. Forms are available at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ihf/applications.aspx  

Resource for Questions re Maintaining Public Safety at Clinics

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Ontario has implemented a response framework for maintaining public safety and health care capacity during the Covid-19 pandemic. Within this framework, regions may be assigned different levels of protection measures. Health care services in all zones are intended to continue providing services under the previously issued directives for infection prevention and control and continuing to… Read more »

Temporary Expanded Access to Provincial PPE

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The Ministry of Health has sent out information regarding temporary expanded access to the provincial pandemic stockpile of PPE.   As noted in item #9 on the Q&A document, Independent Health Facilities are eligible as a result of this temporary change. However, please carefully review all of the attached materials. In addition to the application,… Read more »

Advance Payment Deadline Moved into 2021

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The Ministry of Health is revising the timing and recovery period for the Advance Payments Program so that the total amount of the advance payments will be recovered in six (instead of five) equal installments from February to July 2021. *(See the letter from the Director, IHF Program.) *

Risk Assessment Checklist from CPSO

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Prior to restarting or continuing to provide services, Independent Health Facilities (IHFs) should complete an *organizational risk assessment *(ORA) that assesses the efficacy of control measures that are in place to mitigate the transmission of infections. On behalf of the CPSO, Public Health Ontario has created a checklist that can be used by those working… Read more »

Ministry Operating Details To Re-Open

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The Ministry of Health posted updated COVID-19 guidelines for Independent Health Facilities On June 19 2020. The updated guidelines can be found here . Please save the following link, which will direct you to the Ministry of Health webpage with COVID-19 Directives, Memorandums and other resources to help you re-open and meet their requirements: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/dir_mem_res.aspx