Please see the following Ontario Government News Release “Ontario Extending Call to Arms to Businesses, Volunteers and Retired Health Professionals”.
The amendments to the Controlled Acts Regulation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, is available at the following link.
Effective December 21, 2021, the Ontario Government released an updated Directive #1 for Health Care Providers and Health Entities to outline revised PPE requirements.
Please note, this directive only applies to health care workers who are “providing direct care to or interacting with a suspected, probable (i.e. placed in precautions as high risk contact, in an outbreak zone of the facility or recently transferred from a facility in outbreak) or confirmed cases of COVID-19”. Chiropractors providing in-person care should continue to practise in accordance with current guidance for the health sector.
As an interim precaution in light of the uncertainty of the Omicron variant, all health care workers providing direct care to or interacting with individuals who have suspected, probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19 are required to have and use the following PPE:
The following additional updated directives for specific health care settings are:
December 29, 2021 Update
Ontario Government guidance for the health sector continues to be available at the following link.