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Ontario Unleashes Potential In Health Care

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Ontario Unleashes Potential In Health Care

Safer And Increased Access To Care For Ontarians

Office of the Premier

Ontario wants to give nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other medical professionals the freedom to provide a wider range of health services. Patients would get better access to health care and have more choices in who provides it.

Quick Facts

  • The proposed legislation is part of HealthForceOntario, the province’s health human resources strategy for ensuring Ontarians have access to the right number and mix of qualified health care providers, now and in the future.

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“By using the human resources we have, we can provide Ontarians with the health care they need safely, quickly and in more places. Our health care professionals are talented and skilled. It’s time to expand their duties to match their qualifications and training. It will mean a more rewarding experience for them, and for all of us.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“Our government wants to ensure our health care providers are able to practice to the fullest extent of their education and training for the benefit of their patients. This legislation would provide more efficient and effective care from health care providers, and enhance team-based care between Ontario’s regulated health professions.”

David Caplan

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care



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