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Jan 07, 2022

Update: Reinstatement of Directive #2 for Health Care Providers

Effective January 5, 2022, Directive #2 for Health Care Providers has been reinstated. This directive requires regulated health professionals (and those that operate a group practice) working in hospitals to stop: 

  • All non-emergent or non-urgent surgeries and procedures. Emergent and urgent surgeries should continue, in an effort to reduce and prevent patient morbidity and mortality.
  • All non-emergent or non-urgent diagnostic imaging and ambulatory clinical activity, unless directly related to the provision of emergent or urgent surgeries and procedures or to pain management services.

Physiotherapists may be directly or indirectly impacted by the requirements in this directive. Health care workers can contact the Ministry’s Health Care Provider Hotline at 1-866- 212-2272 or email with questions or concerns about this directive.

Also review the Ministry's Directive #2: Questions and Answers document for more information.