Ontario's Hospitals Propose Even Greater Transparency
Proposal would see Freedom of Information legislation extended to hospital sector
"While Ontario's hospitals are extraordinarily transparent and accountable, their justifiable pride in past achievements should not prevent us from moving to become even more transparent as a sector tomorrow," said
Ontario's hospitals are already the most transparent and accountable in
"Ontario's hospitals value their communities' confidence and trust, and our proposal to have FOIPPA apply to our sector can only help bolster public trust and confidence in hospitals and the broader public sector," Closson added.
Last week, the OHA's Board of Directors met and unanimously agreed to propose that the Government of Ontario extend FOI laws to the hospital sector. Letters have been sent this morning to Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is the voice of Ontario's public hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians.For further information: To arrange an interview with Tom Closson, please contact: Amy Ouellette, OHA Public Affairs, (416) 205-1433