Paramedics will not become the next regulated health profession in Ontario

Introduction

In a two-volume report entitled Paramedicine in Ontario: Consideration of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 released on March 10, 2014, the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) recommended to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) that paramedics in Ontario not be regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). HPRAC is the provincial body whose role it is to assess applications for health profession regulation under the RHPA against certain criteria and make recommendations to the MOHLTC. Read More

Premier proposes new accountability legislation for the broader public sector

Introduction

In the past few years, with the introduction of legislation such as the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act and its various directives and the Excellent Care for All Act, the broader public sector in Ontario, and the health sector in particular, have been held to higher provincial standards of transparency and accountability. This focus has been particularly acute with respect to how organizations spend public dollars and how they compensate their executives. Read More