MOHLTC/Torkin Manes - Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients
Monday, November 27, 2017
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Although the vast majority of long-term care homes are in compliance with provincial rules and regulations, changes to existing legislation, Bill 160: Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017, are seeking to introduce new enforcement tools, including financial penalties, and new provincial offences to ensure long-term care home operators that are not in compliance are addressing concerns promptly.
The legislation also proposes significant changes to how our sector cares for the most vulnerable, with a new consent-based framework proposed to safeguard residents who need to be secured in a long-term care home.
Join Karen Simpson, Ontario’s Director of Licensing and Policy in the Long-Term Care Homes Division as she leads members through the new changes and what they might mean for our homes.
Following this update, Torkin Manes will provide an overview of Bill 160’s proposed new powers allowing the Ministry to suspend licenses, make operational and policy directives, and levy administrative penalties for non-compliance. The most recent developments regarding the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System will also be discussed.
Speakers invite members to join them in discussing the latest challenges and risks of operating in a system of increased oversight, as well as best practices for your homes when dealing with government regulators.