On April 2, 2017 you are quoted in the Globe and Mail as saying:
“Many of these same people, when they express their concern, they ask us to implement what’s sort of being referred to as the Alberta model...We are implementing the Alberta model.”
I understand that this is NOT the case. The Alberta model does not require any physician involvement – it does not require an effective referral, and the model is entirely patient accessed.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario still requires an effective referral from doctors if requested by a patient – even though a care coordination service has been created.
Many Members of Provincial Parliament and Ministers have been confused by this statement and are now under the incorrect impression that an effective referral is no longer needed with the model the government has implemented.
To protect conscientiously objecting doctors and health care providers here in Ontario we must implement a conscience amendment in Bill 84.
Can you please ensure that proper a conscience clause is inserted into Bill 84?
cc Nathalie Des Rosiers