The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) issued a discussion paper on December 17, 2015 entitled "Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario". The discussion paper outlines four proposals which, if implemented, would represent a major transformation of our health care system. In essence, the proposals would expand the role of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and address structural issues to improve access to primary care, standardize and strengthen home and community care, and strengthen population and public health.
OASW participated in the consultation process by attending a stakeholder roundtable discussion hosted by the MOHLTC as well as a health care roundtable discussion hosted by the PC Health Critic, Jeff Yurek; submitted a written submission to the MOHLTC proposals; and contributed to the written submission by APACTS (Alliance of Professional Associations for Community-Based Therapy Services).
To view OASW's response see PDF below.