03/07/2016

Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy
AMO's submission supports the requirement for a PTSD diagnosis to be made by a psychologist or psychiatrist. One concern is whether these professionsals are available to rural and northern Ontario.

Nevertheless, AMO recommends that the Ministry monitor access against service benchmarks to ensure that expectations are met and that the health care system delivers timely access. If this part of the PTSD response is not there, the very foundation of this Bill falters.

AMO’s position is clear: all communities in Ontario need to have access to emergency services that are safe, effective and affordable.

With respect to PTSD, AMO’s position is clear: municipal employers care about injured workers and they will support injured workers.

What isn’t clear at all is this: What is the government of Ontario doing to ensure that all communities in Ontario have access to emergency services that are safe, effective and affordable.