OSOT Provides Input to Home and Community Care Modernization Consultation

Ontario's Ministry of Health is in the process of establishing a new legislative framework for home and community care to enable the modernization of home and community care delivery and to promote more effective integration of services in Ontario Health Teams.

The Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020, introduced in February 2020 and given Royal Assent on July 8, 2020, embeds home and community care within integrated health system legislation and will enable Ontario Health to fund Health Service Providers and Ontario Health Teams to provide person-centred home and community care services in more flexible, locally-determined ways. 

At this time the Ministry is seeking feedback on updated proposed home and community care regulations that will be included in the Connecting Care Act, 2019. The regulations are an important component of the legislative framework and they will include service definitions, eligibility, a modernized Bill of Rights for clients, complaints and appeals procedures, and other important details. 

View the updated proposed regulations which include important changes to home and community care services and for which the Ministry has sought feedback. These include regulations that will;

  • introduce new home care professional services and community care services
  • allow for flexibility of location of care coordination to promote integration of services in Ontario Health Teams
  • remove service maximums to enable more needs-based services

View OSOT's Response to the Consultation on Proposed Regulations.

OSOT's Home and Community Care Team will welcome input and reaction from members and will work to assist OSOT to support members to position their services and access to occupational therapy in the home and community care system of the future. Interested in getting involved? The Team is seeking new members - forward a brief statement of interest and your CV to osot@osot.on.ca