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Fee Code Deletions

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Since October 1, 2015, certain fee schedule codes have been removed from the Schedule of Facility Fees. The Ministry has provided a chart detailing the fee code deletions. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/4000/bulletin_4000_mn.aspx These deletions mirror the changes to the Schedule as set out in Bulletin 4657.

Highlights from the 2015 Conference

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 A summary of the majority of presentations from the annual IDCA conference are now posted. Conference Presentations Look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!

New Health Information Protection Act introduced by MOHLTC

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The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introduced the Health Information Protection Act, 2015 (HIPA) in the Ontario legislature on September 16th. The Bill is comprised of two schedules: Schedule 1 is called: Amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 and to certain related statutes. It contains amendments to several Acts, that if… Read more »

New ADM; Fitzpatrick new CEO, Toronto Central LHIN

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Susan Fitzpatrick is leaving her Ministry post to join the Toronto Central LHIN as CEO. Nancy Naylor will be the new Assistant Deputy Minister overseeing the IHF sector. http://www.torontocentrallhin.on.ca/newsandevents/pressreleases/ceoannouncement.aspx

HPRAC recommendations to Minister re sonographers

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HPRAC has completed its review on this matter and submitted a confidential report, with recommendations, to the Minister. The Minister has chosen to publicly release HPRAC’s report and it can now be accessed on HPRAC’s website: http://www.hprac.org/en/projects/Diagnostic_Sonographers.asp The IDCA participated in the consultations. For more information….

Changes to the IHF Expansion Policy

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From Barry Monaghan, IHF Program, MOHLTC: Please be advised that as of September 1, 2015, the ministry has amended the expansion policy for the addition of new modalities to IHF licences. Previously, Licensees who wished to add modalities and who were conditionally approved , were required to submit checklist documentation that was reviewed by the… Read more »

Phasing in of ORPP

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The Ontario government announced details of the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The implementation of the ORPP will be staged in four waves between 2017 and 2020. These waves are: Wave 1: Large employers (500 or more employees) without registered workplace pension plans. Contributions to start January 1, 2017. Wave 2: Medium employers (approximately… Read more »

New Regulation — Fee for Xray Installation

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Please see the attached letter from Ontario’s Director of X-Ray Safety under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP) Act regarding a proposal to make a Minister’s regulation to establish a fee for the approval of installation plans for X-ray machines. A new fee is proposed and comments to the changes are requested via the Government’s… Read more »

2015 Conference Registration

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On September 25th at Le Parc Conference Centre in Richmond Hill, the IDCA is holding its one-day event for IHF owners and business managers.  Get updates, learn to develop your business and improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Sept 25-15 conference brochure