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Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020

ONTARIO REGULATION 146/20

formerly under Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

LIMITING WORK TO A SINGLE LONG-TERM CARE HOME

Consolidation Period: From July 15, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 396/20.

Legislative History: 396/20.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Terms of Order

1. The terms of this Order are set out in Schedule 1. O. Reg. 396/20, s. 3.

Schedule 1

Interpretation

1. In this Order,

“health service provider” has the same meaning as in subsection 1 (2) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019, subject to section 2; (“fournisseur de services de santé”)

“long-term care home” has the same meaning as in subsection 2 (1) of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007; (“foyer de soins de longue durée”)

“long-term care provider” means a health service provider within the meaning of paragraphs 4 and 5 of subsection 1 (2) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019; (“fournisseur de soins de longue durée”)

“retirement home” means a retirement home within the meaning of the Retirement Homes Act, 2010. (“maison de retraite”)

Application, municipal long-term care homes

2. This Order applies to a health service provider within the meaning of paragraph 5 of subsection 1 (2) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 only in relation to long-term care homes the health service provider maintains.

Employee’s notice

3. (1) This section applies to any person who performs work as an employee of a long-term care provider if the person also performs work as an employee of,

(a) any other health service provider; or

(b) a retirement home.

(2) As soon as reasonably possible, and in any event no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020, a person to whom this section applies shall inform each of the person’s employers that they are subject to this Order.

(3) A person’s obligation to inform employers under this section only applies with respect to the person’s employers that are health service providers or retirement homes.

Limit on work locations

4. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, an employee of a long-term care provider who performs work in a long-term care home operated or maintained by the long-term care provider shall not also perform work,

(a) in another long-term care home operated or maintained by the long-term care provider;

(b) as an employee of any other health service provider; or

(c) as an employee of a retirement home.

Effect of compliance

5. For greater certainty,

(a) subsection 7.0.2 (6) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act applies with respect to an employee to whom this Order applies; and

(b) an employee to whom this Order applies shall comply with sections 3 and 4 even if doing so would not be in compliance with the provisions of a collective agreement.

Limit on work locations, long-term care provider

6. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, a long-term care provider shall ensure that any employee who performs work in a long-term care home it operates or maintains is not also performing work,

(a) in another long-term care home operated or maintained by the long-term care provider;

(b) as an employee of any other health service provider; or

(c) as an employee of a retirement home.

Posting of Order

7. (1) A long-term care provider shall ensure that a copy of this Order is posted in the long-term care home in a conspicuous and easily accessible location in a manner that complies with the regulations made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.

(2) For greater certainty, this Order is essential information for the purposes of posting.

O. Reg. 146/20; O. Reg. 396/20, s. 4.

 

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