The Ontario government is taking steps to implement several key strategies from the Plan to Stay Open: Health System Stability and Recovery. This includes operationalizing the More Beds, Better Care Act, 2022 (the “Act”, formerly Bill 7) that received Royal Assent on August 31, 2022.Effective September 21, 2022, the remaining provisions of the Act will come into force. In addition, changes to the regulations [link: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/21f39?search=more+beds#BK77] under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 (O. Reg. 484/22) and the Public Hospitals Act (O. Reg. 485/22, O. Reg. 486/22) will come into effect (see attached appendix for a summary of the regulations).
Please review the regulations and associated Field Guidance to Home and Community Care Support Services Placement Co-ordinators document. Send your feedback on the regulations and field guidance document to Tiffany Fearon at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 19th at 12 noon.