Ontario to Introduce Legislation on Long-Term Care Standards Thursday | The Canadian News

TORONTO – The Ontario government says it will introduce legislation today aimed at reforming standards in the province’s long-term care sector.

This afternoon, all the details of the proposed law will be laid out.

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Long-term care minister Rod Phillips has said the legislation will aim to better protect residents in the sector that was hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths during the pandemic.

The province says the legislation will cover new accountability and compliance measures and the rights of residents.

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Phillips has said that the government’s commitment to provide an average of four hours a day of direct care to each resident by 2025 will be included in the legislation.

The law would also give long-term care inspectors the power to press charges on the spot.

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