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Seven people fined $400 a day for refusing LTC transfers: Ontario government

Seven people fined for refusing Ont LTC transfers

TORONTO - Seven people in Ontario have been fined for refusing transfers from a hospital to a long-term care home not of their choosing.


By Allison Jones and Liam Casey The Canadian Press

Wednesday, April 3, 2024



TORONTO - Seven people in Ontario have been fined for refusing transfers from a hospital to a long-term care home not of their choosing.


A law enacted in 2022 requires hospitals to levy fines of $400 a day on patients who can be discharged but need long-term care and are refusing to go to a home selected for them by a placement co-ordinator.


The government has long said it was not aware of anyone being fined, with Long-Term Care Minister Stan Cho saying as much as recently as two weeks ago.


Hannah Jensen, a spokesperson for Health Minister Sylvia Jones, now says that seven people have been fined but the ministry was not aware of those cases.


If a fine is issued, a care co-ordinator at a hospital is required to report it to Home and Community Care Support Services, which is then required to report that information to Ontario Health, Jensen wrote in a statement.



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