Redeployment Request for IHF Personnel

Posted by .

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 unprecedented need for health professionals to provide services and provide assistance in hospitals should be considered in this discussion.

DM memo to Health Sector Stakeholders 22-04-2021

CMOH Directive #2 – Health Care Providers – April 20 2021 FINAL AODA

For more information, please see the attached memo and the following link to the executive order (https://files.ontario.ca/solgen-oic-304-21.pdf).

The IHFP will reach out shortly with more information should you have available HHR capacity, and staff that are willing to be deployed to hospitals.

Accommodate Guide Dogs Accompanying Patients

Posted by .

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) all IHFs are required to comply with all applicable legislation.  In Ontario the applicable legislation related to the rights of patients with respect to their guide dogs is:
 
 1. Blind Persons’ Rights Act
 
2. Ontario Human Rights Code
 
3. AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
 
The attached link to the CNIB webpage provides Fact Sheets, Guides to proper etiquette, etc:  https://cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/live/cnib-guide-dogs/support-cnib-guide-dogs/become-guide-dog-champion?region=bc
 
Please ensure that the IHF has a policy in place to address the arrival of a patient with a guide dog.  This will provide your staff with the information they need to proceed with the exam.  It will also provide the patient with comfort that the IHF and staff are familiar with and can accommodate them in a respectful manner.
 
Thank you.
 
Stephanie Bolton
IDCA

Accommodate Guide Dogs Accompanying Patients

Posted by .

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)* all IHFs are required
to comply with all applicable legislation. In Ontario the applicable
legislation related to the rights of patients with respect to their guide
dogs is:

1. Blind Persons’ Rights Act

2. Ontario Human Rights Code

3. AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)

The attached link to the CNIB webpage provides Fact Sheets, Guides to
proper etiquette, etc:
https://cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/live/cnib-guide-dogs/support-cnib-guide-dogs/become-guide-dog-champion?region=bc

Please ensure that the IHF has a policy in place to address the arrival of
a patient with a guide dog. This will provide your staff with the
information they need to proceed with the exam. It will also provide the
patient with comfort that the IHF and staff are familiar with and can
accommodate them in a respectful manner.

*Thank you.*

*Stephanie Bolton*
*IDCA*

Resource for Questions re Maintaining Public Safety at Clinics

Posted by .

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 meet the needs of their communities. If an
Independent Health Facility has a specific question about a case or a
clinic condition related to Covid-19, please contact your local public
health unit.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open

Temporary Expanded Access to Provincial PPE

Posted by .

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, the survey re your PPE sources and supplies are required regularly.

 

PPTS FAQ -FINAL–PPE from Govt Aug 4

PPTS How To_Complete Remedy Intake Form (07.30.20) provided Aug 4 AsDMO memo PPE 2020-08-05

Health_How to Guide Aug 4

Advance Payment Deadline Moved into 2021

Posted by .

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.) *