Feb 27, 2018
By Michael Kramer
A coalition of home-care providers is asking a court to review an Ontario government decision – to create a central body for delivering personal support care.
The Home First Alliance for Patients says the province did not consult industry members on the move.
The 11 home-care providers have filed an application for judicial review of the government decision announced last fall.
The providers argue that the new agency, which has not been fully launched – would ultimately harm patients – because it would introduce uncertainty into the system – and could compromise quality of care.
The application argues the move violates the providers’ collective right to procedural fairness – and seeks to have a judge cancel the government decision.
The alliance, comprised of high-profile providers including the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada and Saint Elizabeth Health Care – takes aim at then health minister Eric Hoskins – who stepped down Monday to take a job with the federal government.