Labour Consultations

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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

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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.

Xray Survey Coming

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In the next few weeks, the Ministry will be contacting all facilities with an Xray machine used on humans in Ontario, to complete a questionnaire electronically.  The information your provide builds on the first assessment conducted in 2013 that helped provide the Ministry with an initial set of learnings about, and improvements to, the Ministry’s oversight of xray facilities.
Failure to complete the new electronic questionnaire may result in an unannounced inspection of the non-responding facility.
If you have questions, please call Cecilia, CIQ 2.0 Coordinator, Xray Inspection Unit,, MOHLTC at 416-314-1303.
The MOHLTC is continuing to modernize the process that its Xray Inspection Service (XRIS) employs under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP) Act to inspect all facilities that have xray machines used to irradiate humans, including CT machines.

HQO Recommendations for Non-hospital Clinics

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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”.   
The links to his statement and the report with its recommendations are in English and French.

April 12 mammography webcast by quality management program (QMP)

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On April 12, 2016, from 5 to 6 p.m. EST, the Quality Management Partnership is holding a webcast targeted to facility clinical and administrative contacts for the Partnership’s mammography quality management program (QMP) and to Quality Advisors, clinicians and other staff who provide mammography. At this session, Dr. Rene Shumak, Quality Management Partnership Provincial Lead, Mammography, will share more details on the implementation of the mammography QMP, including the clinical leadership structure, and will answer questions on roles and responsibilities.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.oha.com/Education/EventCalendar/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?eventid=E542016

To register, please visit https://regportal.oha.com/OHARegistration/Default.aspx?e=27618ae0-ecc8-e511-bd8d-001e0be89518&c=&u=&f=0

 

Thank you to the many IHFs that have submitted their Contact Request Form to the Quality Management Partnership.  If your IHF provides mammography and hasn’t received a Contact Request Form,please contact info@qmpontario.ca. If your IHF has received the Contact Request Form but hasn’t submitted it yet, please do so as soon as possible.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Quality Management Partnership

A partnership between CCO and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

www.qmpontario.ca