Ontario Passes Motion to Skip Hearings on Long-Term Care Act

Ontario Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra in Toronto, June 24. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

Ontario passed motion To skip public Hearings on legislation allowing inpatients to wait for long-term care To transferred To home without their consent.

Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra said the legislation would free up much-needed acute care beds in hospitals.

it will allow inpatients To moved To Temporary long-term care facilities without their consent while they wait for a bed at their preferred facility.

the government motion Directly advance the bill last week To This means it will not be considered or covered by the committee To public Public hearings at that stage.

the law does not allow patients To physically moved To Although it is a long-term care home, it remains unclear what happens if a patient refuses to be transferred.

The NDP says the process is undemocratic, and critics say the bill unfairly targets the sick, elderly and vulnerable.

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