We published a post on our blog on October 26, 2021 regarding the public health order dated October 14, 2021. See post here: https://workplacelawblog.harpergrey.com/2021/10/26/healthcare-facility-vaccine-mandate-pho-order-takes-effect-october-26/. That order requires most workers in government-funded healthcare facilities to be vaccinated in order to continue providing services.
Significantly, in the above order, Dr. Henry also provides a warning to other healthcare professionals working in other practice settings:
NOTICE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with further direction from me, health professionals to be determined by me and their staff, not otherwise required to be vaccinated under the Residential Care COVID-19 Preventive Measures Order or this Order, will be required to be vaccinated by a date to be determined by me, in order to provide health care or services in the Province.
This clearly suggests that health professionals in other practice settings will be the subject of a new order requiring vaccination to provide services. Such other practice settings could include private clinics and offices, but the scope of the anticipated new order remains to be seen.
We will provide an update on this issue once one becomes available.
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