Ontario Hospital Patients Could Face Fees for Refusing to Go to Long-Term Care


The provincial government is facing calls to prevent alternative level of care (ALC) patients from being charged if they choose to remain in an acute care bed – a practice that’s used by hospitals as a measure of last resort. Currently, ALC patients and their caregivers have to choose a list of five long-term care homes they would prefer to live in and are charged a co-pay fee – of roughly $62.18 per day – while they wait.

Abstract Written By:
Laura Woodman
August 25, 2022

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