2.12.07 - “The CAQ will] [g]ive more autonomy to the various types of healthcare professionals”
Section 336 of Bill 15 prevents pharmacists from acting without the agreement of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux. This section of the future law would thus deprive them of a certain degree of autonomy.
“According to the way section 336 of the future “Act to make the health and social services system more efficient” is drafted, institutional pharmacists would lose a certain autonomy allowing them to administer exceptional treatment to rare patients who do not meet the recommendation criteria of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux (INESSS).” (Traduction”
The Minister of Health mentions that the government intends to expand the practice of certain healthcare positions, but no concrete action has been taken.
“The Minister of Health mentioned up to 18 “positions” that could be expanded, during the study of appropriations at the National Assembly on Tuesday morning. […] At present, healthcare professionals work very much in “silos”, he deplored, in response to a question from Liberal MNA André Fortin. [However, Mr. Dubé would not commit to a specific timetable. These negotiations are delicate,” he confided, “since they involve taking acts away from certain professionals, such as family doctors, and entrusting them to others.” (Traduction”
Here’s a website that provides a list of all the health professional orders in Quebec that could benefit from greater autonomy if the CAQ makes good on its promise.