OSOT Responds to Ministry of Health's Consultation on Home and Community Care Modernization

Passage of the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act allows Ontario Health Teams to deliver new models of home and community care. With introduction of the Bill, the Ministry of Health introduced proposed modernization plans and directions for regulations to provide frameworks for new delivery models.

View OSOT's Submission.

Implications for Occupational Therapists
Occupational therapists deliver important services in Ontario's home and community care system.  It has been the profession's longstanding position that our home care program has become focused on providing care as opposed to adopting an enabling approach to promote an individual's highest potential for function.  As the province moves to more integrated health service delivery models, OSOT believes that occupational therapy will become ever more important in the community, facilitating early discharge from hospital and supporting Ontarians to live safely and independently in their homes for as long as possible.