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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

Reduced Reporting of PPE required

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Good Afternoon, Please see below and attached, important updates relevant to Independent Health Facilities regarding the Minister’s Order for PPE survey completion. Thank you, Independent Health Facilities Program Please find attached an updated Minister’s Order and Direction on PPE Data Collection and important updates pertaining to the COVID-19 Critical Supplies and Equipment Survey. *Updated Minister’s… Read more »

New Directive re Restart of Healthcare Services

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The recently released Directive #2, which replaces the previous Directive #2, provides new and detailed guidance to Regulated Health Professionals related to delivery of services as they apply to Stage 1 of the Health Sector Recovery. The gradual restart of services should be carried out in coordination with, and adherence to guidance from, applicable regulatory… Read more »

Technical Fee Increases Not in Effect

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Response From OHIP: They are still in the process of updating their software. They claim that IHFs will eventually receive the increases. Response From the IHFP: Specific inquiries with respect to claims payments should be directed to the Ministry’s Service Support Contact Centre ( sscontactcentre.MOH@ontario.ca) or 1-800-262-6524. Should (IHFs) have questions regarding increases, we would… Read more »

Ministry Response to No Pandemic Pay for IHFs

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Pauline Ryan, Director, Health Services Branch, MOH responded to the IDCA’s recent letter regarding ing the temporary pandemic pay initiative. “Workplaces and staff eligible for pandemic pay can be found here. Please note, this program targets providers who are consistently providing direct care and interacting with COVID-19 patients. It also targets other essential workers (e.g.,… Read more »

Funding Support Impractical

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The loan advance program extended by the Ontario government does not address the financial crisis among IHFs that the pandemic has caused and simply defers our problems for a few months. Instead, emergency grant funding, which had been requested, would solve more problems and enable the IHF community to get back on its feet faster… Read more »

Reminder to Submit PPE Survey Daily

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Attachment: PPE Minister Order HPPA Final March 28 2020 – Scan   Good Morning, Please see below, an important update regarding the Minister’s Order for daily PPE survey completion. The Order has been issued by the Minister of Health as a requirement under the Health Protection and Promotion Act and is in coordination with requirements under the… Read more »

Guidelines for Cancer Screening during Pandemic

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  Information provided is intended as guidance and there will be local context that also needs to be taken into account.    It is recommended that facilities work with their local pandemic planning teams and Regional Cancer Program (RCP) to support a coordinated effort and alignment across each region.              

Update regarding the daily PPE Survey

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Technical support questions specific to the PPE ONLINE SURVEY can be directed to the Help Desk: 416-687-8445 or at ca_ppesurveysupport@pwc.com (*New*)   Please do not submit questions here regarding the daily bed census, PPE requests, or COVID-19 concerns in general   April 3 MOH EOC message