The Ministry of Labour is inviting employer and labour representatives to ensure that both perspectives are heard in developing the plans for the upcoming year. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to provide input on how Ontario’s occupational health and safety enforcement strategy can work to optimize workplace health, safety and fairness. These discussions will give you the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the Ministry’s compliance and education campaigns.
Register for Jan 18, 2017, session.
Reminder re IFHP Policy on No Coordination of Benefits
Review the latest notice reminding independent health facilities that a person may not access IFHP coverage if claiming (even in part) under a public or private health insurance plan/program. Furthermore, the IFHP does not coordinate benefits, hence, no co-payments are possible.
See the full notice in English and French. There is contact information should you have questions.
HQO Recommendations for Non-hospital Clinics
In May 2016, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued a statement endorsing Health Quality Ontario’s report entitled “Building an Integrated System for Quality Oversight in Ontario’s Non-Hospital Medical Clinics”.
2016 Health Quality Ontario Report -eng
2016 HQO report in french
Deadline to submit OTHP claims
On April 1, 2016, the federal government will be restoring the Interim Federal Health Program. Claims for payment for health services provided on or before March 31, 2016, under the Ontario Temporary Health Program must be submitted before November 30, 2016.
For more information, read the notice from Medavie Bluecross.
In 1999, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care referred the issue of the regulation of diagnostic sonographers to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC). In 2000, HPRAC recommended that diagnostic sonographers be regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) within the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO). Regulation did not occur at that time, however. In 2007, HPRAC was asked to reference its 2000 report and make recommendations on the currency of the advice provided. In 2013, the Minister noted that there may be additional considerations related to the regulation of the profession and further directed HPRAC to conduct a broad public consultation with key groups and stakeholders within the diagnostic sonographer community.
Reminder from the CPSO
Bulletin 2108 – Requisition Forms for Independent Health Facilities
Digital Readiness Grant 2015- 16 Funding Letter