Municipal governments and District Social Service Administration Boards (DSSABs) are the key delivery partners and co-funders of Emergency Health Services (EHT) in Ontario. Therefore, given our municipal role, AMO is responding to the regulatory posting on behalf of our municipal members. AMO also works closely with the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC). The Ministry of Health is encouraged to carefully consider their technical advice.
AMO understands that the Ministry of Health is planning to enable new care models for select 9-1-1 patients (i.e. low acuity) to provide timely access to definitive care where options other than transport to the emergency department may be done safely and appropriately. The government’s stated intent with the new models of care is help end hallway health care and ensure the delivery of high quality, integrated care.
Read AMO's Submission on Enabling New Models of Care for Select 9-1-1 Patients (Regulatory Posting 19-HLTC022)