If the Ford Government’s Cabinet Were to Pass an Order Letting Doctors Withdraw Critical Medical Care from a Patient Over the Patient’s Objection, It Would Be Recklessly Tap-Dancing in a Constitutional Minefield – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Imagine this scene: In the days ahead, a somber Premier Doug Ford appears at his televised COVID-19 news conference. His voice is very serious. His face looks terribly distressed. “I must today announce a drastic measure that the COVID-19 emergency requires us to take,” he might say. “We have tried everything to avoid this for […]

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The Ford Government’s January 13, 2021 Critical Care Triage Protocol Would Make Every Triage Doctor a Law Unto Themselves, Denying Due Process or Fair Procedure to Patients Whose Lives Are In Jeopardy – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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In this Update we focus on one powerful and very disturbing illustration of how doctors would wrongly become a law unto themselves. They would too often be able to consciously or unconsciously bring to bear their own personal and subjective preferences when deciding which patients they will deny life-saving critical care. The January 13, 2021 […]

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CBC Program Reveals Disturbing Fact that, Far From Objective Scientific Decisions, Ontario Critical Care Triage Could Involve Doctors Guesstimating and Improvising When Deciding Which Patients Should be Refused Life-Saving Critical Medical Care They Need – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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And Other News on The Triage Issue Read more athttps://aoda.ca/cbc-program-reveals-disturbing-fact-that-far-from-objective-scientific-decisions-ontario-critical-care-triage-could-involve-doctors-guesstimating-and-improvising-when-deciding-which-patients-should/ Related

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Ontario Patients to Be Ranked for Life-Saving Care Should ICUs Become Full, Documents Show – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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The province’s triage protocol guidance states that patients should be assessed and placed in a colour-coded framework based on their risk of short-term mortality, which is defined as survival beyond 12 months after the onset of critical illness. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/ontario-patients-to-be-ranked-for-life-saving-care-should-icus-become-full-documents-show/ Related

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Hospitals Are Near the Breaking Point, but Only “The Pointer”, a Local Mississauga Online News Publication, Has Reported How the Ford Government Has Announced No Plans to Ensure that Any Triage or Rationing of Life-Saving Medical Care Won?t Discriminate Against Patients with Disabilities – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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To begin our volunteer advocacy for 2021, we wish one and all a happy, healthy, safe and barrier-free new year! Read more athttps://aoda.ca/hospitals-are-near-the-breaking-point-but-only-the-pointer-a-local-mississauga-online-news-publication-has-reported-how-the-ford-government-has-announced-no-plans-to-ensure-that-any-triage-or-r/ 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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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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Medical Practice Sued for Discriminatory Policy That Jeopardizes Patients with Disabilities – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Yesterday, following the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Disability Rights Advocates filed a putative class action lawsuit against First Urology, challenging the medical practice’s illegal policy of refusing to help patients with disabilities transfer from wheelchairs or other mobility devices to examination tables and diagnostic equipment, in violation of the ADA […]

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