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Ontario government plans to bypass public hearing phase of long-term care bill

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government plans to bypass public hearings in a bid to quickly pass the controversial long-term care law.

This law allows inpatients to be transferred to temporary long-term care facilities without their consent while they wait for a bed in their preferred facility.

Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra said hospitals would free up much-needed acute care beds.

The law does not allow patients to be forcibly moved to long-term care facilities, but it is not clear what happens if a patient refuses to move.

Calandra says that they should “absolutely” be charged in such situations, but his office says when to charge patients $62 a day co-pays and when outside hospital insurance. Refused to clarify if they should charge. Thousands of dollars a day.

The government has now submitted a motion to advance the bill directly to the third reading. This means that it will not be subject to committee consideration or public hearing at that stage.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on August 25, 2022.



Ontario government plans to bypass public hearing phase of long-term care bill

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