Analysis: Update to Ontario's Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, By Norton Rose Fulbright

The Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Minister”) introduced Bill 160:
An Act to amend, repeal and enact various Acts in the interest of strengthening quality and accountability for patients on September 27, 2017. One of the new enactments is the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act (the “Act”).

The purpose of the Act is to require the reporting of information about financial relationships in the Ontario healthcare system. It enables the collection, analysis and publication of that information in order to increase transparency, provide patients with information that may assist in making healthcare decisions, and provide information for research, evaluation, planning and policy analysis.

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