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.
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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