Bill 10 – Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network | Protecteur du Citoyen
October 27, 2014

Bill 10 – Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network

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Today the Québec Ombudsman presented its brief on Bill 10 – Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies, to the Committee on Health and Social Services.

On the strength of the Québec Ombudsman's findings from the interventions it carries out, the Ombudsperson began by indicating that "access to quality, clearly defined, properly integrated services delivered equitably and at reasonable cost hinges on streamlining of structures, clarification of providers' responsibilities, greater accountability by leaders and clarification of the basket of services." "However, Bill 10 presents major risks that must be properly identified and managed if this sweeping reform is to be viable," Raymonde Saint-Germain cautioned.