Premier says new plan will speed up process for health-care workers moving to Ontario
Premier Doug Ford says Ontario will adopt new "as of right" rule that allowhealth-care workers registered in other provinces to start working here right away.
Ford andHealth Minister Sylvia Jones made the announcement in Windsor Thursday. Theyalso announced $30 million for Windsor Regional Hospital to expand its cardiac and cancer care services.
Ford saidthe government introduce "status quo"-breaking legislation allowing health-care workers from outside of the province to work in Ontariowithout "bureaucratic delays."
"In February, our government will introduce new legislation that will allow nurses to apply immediately," he said. "We are the first to implement them."
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