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MOH Subscription Service in addition to IHFP Emailed Notices

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The Ministry of Health issued INFOBulletin 210307 dated March 26, 2021, regarding a subscription service.  Please see this link to the bulletin:  https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/redux/bul210307.aspx   Claims Services Branch of the Ministry of Health has introduced a subscription service for health care providers to obtain email communications.  This will allow IHF licensees, other IHF staff, interpreting physicians and… Read more »

Q & A from IHFP re Directive #2

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The following Questions and Answers document was disseminated by the IHF Program regarding the recently released Directive #2:   https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/directives/Directive_2_QA.pd

Redeployment Request for IHF Personnel

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From Pauline Ryan, Director, Independent Health Facilities: The recent Executive Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act provides IHFs with the authority to redeploy staff to hospitals to help with capacity needs  related to the current third wave of COVID-19 in Ontario. Staff will only be redeployed on a volunteer basis but the current and… 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… 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 »