The Ontario government has passed an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act allowing the disclosure of COVID-19 status information by laboratories and medical officers of health to specified people including police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. The government’s press release states that the purpose of the Order is to protect first responders,… Read more »
I just got an email today that read … This is an anonymous email, asked to be sent to you to inform you about the possibility of coming in to contact with a family member/colleague/neighbor who has contracted the COVID19 Virus in your office/area. A test at your nearest hospital will be done free of… Read more »
I am getting questions such as: “how do I talk to my board about the risks as we move to virtual care and staff working from home?” Interim v. Long-term You will definitely want to explain that we are in the early days of responding to the pandemic. Our solutions now are our interim solutions…. Read more »
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Team Privacy Training Events August 3, September 7, 23
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Ontario Hospital Association Professional Staff Credentialing Toolkit
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