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The July 31 2023 IHF Memo Proclamation of Your Health Act and its regulation will come into effect on September 25th, 2023. The new requirements of the legislation and regulation cite an enhanced patient process to implement and expansion of the role of the Patient Ombudsman. The term “independent health facilities” will be replaced publicly… Read more »
The enhanced, more robust patient complaint investigation and resolution process is onerous on IHFs. The administrative burden on clinic operators is not funded in the same generous manner as Ontario’s public hospitals.
For latest update see Ministry of Health Notice. NOTICE FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH REPAYMT OF ADVANCED PAYMTS
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 quality… Read more »
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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