Two New Captioned Online Videos Show Ongoing Risk of Disability Discrimination in Hospitals if the Skyrocketing COVID-19 Surge and Feared Overload of Hospitals Forces Rationing or Triage of Critical Care Beds – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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and Ford Government’s Protracted Secrecy on Its Plans if Triage is Needed Read more athttps://aoda.ca/two-new-captioned-online-videos-show-ongoing-risk-of-disability-discrimination-in-hospitals-if-the-skyrocketing-covid-19-surge-and-feared-overload-of-hospitals-forces-rationing-or-%c2%93triage%c2%94/ Related

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Ontario Human Rights Commission Corroborates that the Ford Government withdrew the Government’s Widely-Condemned Critical Medical Care Triage Protocol – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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But as COVID-19 Infections Sky-Rocket, the Government Continues to Conceal Its Plans for Critical Care Triage Read more athttps://aoda.ca/ontario-human-rights-commission-corroborates-that-the-ford-government-withdrew-the-governments-widely-condemned-critical-medical-care-triage-protocol/ Related

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Ford Government Says it Rescinded its Widely-Condemned March 28, 2020 Protocol Directing Which Patients Will be Refused Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Surge Exceeds Hospital Capacity – But Won’t Reveal How It Will Fill that Vacuum – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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“It’s great that when pressed in Question Period, the Ford Government finally announced it had rescinded its deeply flawed March 28, 2020 critical care triage protocol, but we’ve seen no proof that they’ve told all Ontario hospitals this,” said David Lepofsky, chair of the non-partisan AODA Alliance that allied with other disability advocates to protect […]

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Ford Government’s Own Bioethics Table Urges It to Cancel Its controversial March 28 Directions to Hospitals on Which Patients to Refuse Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Pandemic Overloads Hospitals – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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and to Make Public the Bioethics Table’s Recommended Replacement for Those Directions But Will Doug Ford Listen? Read more athttps://aoda.ca/ford-governments-own-bioethics-table-urges-it-to-cancel-its-controversial-march-28-directions-to-hospitals-on-which-patients-to-refuse-critical-medical-care-if-the-covid-19-pandemic-overloads-hospi/ Related

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B.C. election 2020: Special Olympics asks candidates to commit to health care task force

B.C. election 2020: Special Olympics asks candidates to commit to health care task force

Special Olympics BC says health services for people with intellectual disabilities need to be top of mind during the upcoming provincial election. The organization is asking all candidates to commit, if elected, to a task force that would focus on those issues and include consultation with people who have intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. […]

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Ford Government Refuses to Make Public Its Bioethics Table Report Recommending Which Seriously-Ill COVID-19 Patients Should Be Refused Critical Medical Care They Need if the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Exceeds Hospital Capacity – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Deeply disturbing Toronto Star and Radio Canada reports over the last two days, set out below, reveal that the Ford Government refused to make public the report it received last month that recommends how cases should be triaged in such life-and-death situations. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/ford-government-refuses-to-make-public-its-bioethics-table-report-recommending-which-seriously-ill-covid-19-patients-should-be-refused-critical-medical-care-they-need-if-the-surge-in-covid-19-cases-ex/ Related

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What Is the Ford Government Doing to Ensure Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical care If the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Overloads Ontario’s Hospitals? – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Since early in the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, the AODA Alliance together with other disability advocates, has been pressing the Ford Government to ensure that patients with disabilities are not discriminated against because of their disability in getting access to needed critical medical care, in the event that a surge in COVID-19 cases exceeds the […]

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ARCH Disability Law Centre Identifies Even More Problems with the Revised Draft Protocol for Deciding which COVID-19 Patients, Needing Critical Medical Care, Would Not Get That Care If there Is a Future Shortage of Critical Care Beds – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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The ARCH Disability Law Centre made public a very compelling, well-written submission to the Ford Government’s Bioethics Table. The Ford Government appointed the Bioethics Table, physicians and bioethicists, to advise it on how critical care should be rationed among patients if there is a shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/arch-disability-law-centre-identifies-even-more-problems-with-the-revised-draft-protocol-for-deciding-which-covid-19-patients-needing-critical-medical-care-would-not-get-that-care-if-there-is-a-futu/ Related

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Ensuring that Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Critical Medical Care If There is a Second Wave of COVID-19 that Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals-A new Brief by the AODA Alliance Is Made Public Today – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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If there is a second wave of COVID-19 that is so severe that hospitals don’t have enough critical care beds and services for all patients who need that medical care, who will decide which patients get critical care and which ones will get refused? Read more athttps://aoda.ca/ensuring-that-patients-with-disabilities-dont-face-discrimination-in-access-to-critical-medical-care-if-there-is-a-second-wave-of-covid-19-that-overwhelms-ontario-hospitals-a-new-brief-by-the/ Related

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The Council of Canadians with Disabilities Supports Quebecer, Jonathan Marchand, as he brings his cage in front of the National Assembly in Quebec to obtain his and his friends’ release from long-term care facilities – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Marchand, who uses a ventilator, has escaped from his long-term care facility (CHSLD) and is camping out in the public space in front of Quebecs National Assembly. He is requesting an in-person meeting with Premier François Legault in order to discuss his proposal for providing community-based personal care supports for people with disabilities so that […]

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