HEALTHCARE WORKERS FROM ACROSS CANADA COULD SOON WORK IN ONTARIO IMMEDIATELY
Jan 19, 2023
By Bob Komsic
Saying we need to be bold, innovative and creative, Doug Ford has announced health care workers registered in other provinces and territories could soon start working in Ontario right away under legislation to be introduced next month.
”We call these rules ”As of Right,” and Ontario is the first province to implement them,” states the premier.
”A doctor from British Columbia or a nurse from Quebec, who wants to come and work in Ontario, shouldn’t face barriers or bureaucratic delays to start providing care,” adds Ford.
The government’s also planning to help hospitals and other health organization temporarily increase staffing when they have to fill vacancies or manage periods of high patient volume such as during the pandemic.
Health care professionals; including nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and others, would be able to work outside of their normal responsibilities or settings, as long as they have the skills and necessary knowledge.