Current News

7/1/2018

OTs in Ontario are now Authorized to Report Medically Unsafe Drivers

Ontario's Highway Traffic Act (HTA) was amended to include new provisions for reporting of potentially unsafe drivers that addressed both mandatory and discretionay reporting for certain healthcare practitioners...

5/24/2018

New Regulations amend RHPA and Impact Regulation of Occupational Therapy

When Ontario’s Protecting Patients Act, 2017 was passed into law on May 30, 2017, it made amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).

5/24/2018

MCYS seeks Input from OTs - Autism Behavioural Service Providers - deadline April 25th

Occupational therapists – we encourage you to participate! Complete a 15 minute survey to help identify the experience, interests and needs of individuals who...

5/24/2018

Expansion of Rapid Access Clinics to Help People with Hip, Knee & Low Back Pain

The need to address access to care for people with MSK conditions is growing.

5/24/2018

Special Needs Strategy April 2018 Update

The Ministries of Children and Youth Services, Health and Long-Term Care, and Education posted a March 2018 Update to the Integrated Rehabilitation Services section of the Special Needs Strategy website.

5/24/2018

Ontario Passes Concussion Safety Legislation

On March 6, 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2017 positioning the province as a national leader in concussion management and prevention by establishing mandatory requirements that call for:

4/20/2018

Ontario Creates 40 New Seniors Active Living Centres

With this expansion, Ontario now supports programs at more than 300 Seniors Active Living Centres across the province.

4/18/2018

Ontario Budget 2018 Makes Significant Health Care Commitments

On March 28, 2018, Finance Minister, Charles Sousa introduced Budget 2018, A Plan for Care and Opportunity.

4/17/2018

Revised Attendant Care Hourly Rate Guideline effective April 14, 2018

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has released a revised Attendant Care Hourly Rate Guideline, which comes into effect April 14, 2018.

4/17/2018

FSCO Clarifies Professional Services Guideline

Further to inquiries regarding how regulated and unregulated health care providers are paid for their services under the Professional Services Guideline (PSG)...

3/28/2018

Ontario roles out Bundled Care Model for Hip & Knee Replacements April 1, 2018

The vision for the health care system in Ontario is a higher performing, better connected, more integrated and patient-centred system for patients and care providers.

3/27/2018

Ontario Announces $2.1billion Investment in Mental Health Services

On March 21, 2018, Premier Wynne announced her government’s commitment to invest $2.1 billion over 4 years to support and enrich mental health services and the province’s mental health system to meet the needs of Ontarians.