When someone receives faulty care, the responsibility falls to you – the employer. It’s your job to ensure patients receive safe treatment and care. Failure to do so can lead to a legal claim for non-compliance.
You’re also responsible for your staff. You must ensure they receive their minimum employment entitlements, and you provide them with a hazard-free work environment.
These efforts need to be aligned with your pre-established policies and procedures.
Besides your regulatory body guidelines, you are also required to comply with your provincial occupational health and safety legislation. As a healthcare provider, you already run a business where you are entrusted with the health and well-being of your patients—a big responsibility on its own. Worrying about compliance along with managing your staff can feel like another full-time job.
Peninsula can help you with expert support tailored to the healthcare industry. With Peninsula by your side, you’ll save money and time. Our services will allow you to focus on delivering quality healthcare services to your patients.
Federally, healthcare is regulated in accordance with the Canada Health Act. Everything else is regulated through the provinces. Each province has regulatory colleges and legislation that regulates healthcare and healthcare professionals (For example, The Health Professions Act in Alberta).
We can help you create watertight employment contracts for your full-time and part-time employees, as well as help draft ironclad independent contractor agreements.
Canada has a universal, publicly funded healthcare system.
Some examples of healthcare agencies in Canada include but are not limited to: