Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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RNAO's recommendations
for health system transformation

The MOHLTC develop a provincial evidence-based interprofessional HHR plan to align population health needs and the full scope of practice of all regulated health professions with system priorities.

The MOHLTC and LHINs issue a moratorium on nursing skill mix changes until a comprehensive interprofessional HHR plan is completed.

LHINs mandate the use of organizational models of nursing care delivery that advance care continuity and avoid fragmented care.

The MOHLTC legislate an all-RN nursing workforce in acute care effective within two years for tertiary, quaternary and cancer centres (Group A and D) and within five years for large community hospitals (Group B).

LHINs require that all first home health-care visits be completed by an RN.

The MOHLTC, LHINs and employers eliminate all barriers, and enable NPs to practise to full scope, including: prescribing controlled substances; acting as most responsible provider (MRP) in all sectors; implementing their legislated authority to admit, treat, transfer and discharge hospital in-patients; and utilizing fully the NP-anaesthesia role inclusive of intraoperative care.

The MOHLTC legislate minimum staffing standards in LTC homes: one attending NP per 120 residents, 20 per cent RNs, 25 per cent RPNs and 55 per cent personal support workers.

LHINs locate the 3,500 CCAC care co-ordinators within primary care to provide health system care coordination and navigation, which are core functions of interprofessional primary care.