PSW COALITION SLAMS ONTARIO GOVERNMENT DECISION

Feb 27, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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A coalition of home-care providers is asking a court to review an Ontario  government decision – to create a central body for delivering personal support care.

The Home First Alliance for Patients says the province did not consult industry members on the move.

The 11 home-care providers have filed an application for judicial review of the government decision announced last fall.

The providers argue that the new agency, which has not been fully launched – would ultimately harm patients – because it would introduce uncertainty into the system – and could compromise quality of care.

The application argues the move violates the providers’ collective right to procedural fairness – and seeks to have a judge cancel the government decision.

The alliance, comprised of high-profile providers including the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada and Saint Elizabeth Health Care – takes aim at then health minister Eric Hoskins – who stepped down Monday to take a job with the federal government.

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