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Patients First Update

update - November 2, 2016

This afternoon, the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly completed its meeting to plan for public consultation on Bill 41.  This public consultation is the next step in the legislative process. The details of the public consultation plan will be posted on the committee's web page shortly. 

There will be 4 public consultations beginning on November 14.  

  • November 14, 9am to 10:15am
  • November 16, 1pm to 3pm
  • November 21, 9am to 10:15am
  • November 23, 1pm to 3pm

Following the public consultations will be the Third reading of the Bill. It's anticipated that this will happen the week of December 5.  Should the bill pass, the Lieutenant Governor could provide Royal Assent before the House recesses for the Christmas break on December 8.


Update - October 27, 2016

Today Bill 41 completed completed second reading and debate. The Bill will now go to a standing committee before it goes to third reading which they expect late November. 


UPDATE - October 6, 2016

The 'Patient's First Act: Bill 41' is being reintroduced into the legislature today.  The bill will go through three readings before receiving royal assent. 


Update - February 16, 2016

CCACs support the goals of creating a more integrated health care system as outlined in the Patients First proposal. To ensure that LHINs are well- positioned to succeed in their expanded role and that the goals of achieving more equitable and integrated care for patients are met, the OACCAC suggests that there are three initial areas for consideration:

  • Overarching principles to guide the transformation process
  • The barriers and opportunities that can be leveraged to achieve equity and to strengthen home and community care under the new model
  • Other considerations for effective change management and a seamless transition to the new governance model for home and community care

Read the document posted on the OACCAC website.


December 18 2015

Recently, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care put forth its 'Patients First – A proposal to strengthen patient-centred health care in Ontario' The discussion paper suggests expanding the role of the Local Health Integration Networks to oversee the delivery of home and community care which includes moving CCACs under the LHINs.

It is important to note this planned change does not impact patient care. This shift provides the opportunity to truly integrate our work into the broader health care system and will mean greater access to care. This transition will take time and will not take place until the Ministry's full consultation process is complete (Spring 2016).

This is a very exciting time for CCACs and we look forward working with our local LHIN. As always, our focus will continue to be on delivering high quality care to our community.