New bill not in Patient’s interests by Dr. Terry McVey

Published February 1, 2017

This article first appeared in the Nov. 16/2016 issue of the North Renfrew Times and is reprinted here with the kind permission of the author.

This week, doctors will advocate for changes to deeply flawed Bill 41 in order to protect patient privacy and challenge the need to increase health-care bureaucracy at the expense of patient care.

As family physician to many of you in Deep River and surrounding area, I am deeply concerned that Bill 41 was created without any valuable input from doctors, who provide care on the front lines every day.

I am dismayed that the Ontario government chooses to ignore the experienced, knowledge and ideas that doctors bring to the table.

Instead of a meaningful consultation, the government has ignored our calls for amendments, and continues to push through Bill 41. This is yet another example of this government’s inability to work constructively with doctors.

After cutting short debate on the bill in the legislature, the Liberals are now limiting debate on this important piece of legislation at committee.

The Ontario Medical Association and a number of doctors are seeking the chance to present to committee, but because of the time limits not all of these concerned voices will get to be heard.

I am opposed to Bill 41 because it allows politicians and bureaucrats to prioritize their decisions about the health-care system over the care needs of patients.

It gives government the power to override the expertise of physicians and local health care providers in order to ration care and stay within their budget instead of putting the well-being of patients first.

Additionally, Bill 41 – as it is currently written – will permit all government investigators to access personal health records without patient consent in the name of “public interest”. I do not believe the changes proposed are in the interest of patients and so I call on the government to make changes to Bill 41 before it becomes law.

(Editor’s note: Bill 41, which received Royal Assent in December 2016, can be found here: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&BillID=4215&detailPage=bills_detail_the_bill).

3 Responses to “New bill not in Patient’s interests by Dr. Terry McVey”

  1. Stan Thayer February 4, 2017

    We all know the root cause is money! Our prime minister has taken trips and received donations to accounts he has access to in return for favours. Doctors are well rewarded when they promote certain products. Municipal employees get permits rammed through for kickbacks. There is not much profit in finding the cure for a sickness or a rodent problem if you are paid on commission from a yearly fundraiser account. If cash for access to policy makers and donations to private foundations is stopped then all incentive to produce new commercial enterprises or invent new products will cease to exist.
    So why do it?
    The answer is because corruption is the easiest way to make huge financial and personal gains quickly when the adversaries are being moral, ethical and completely predictable.
    The LHINS were not needed. Bill 119 was not needed. Bill 41 is not needed. Bill 70 was not needed, etc, etc. All created new levels of beauracracy for the benefit of those involved.
    The only industry growing in Ontario is this well organized unethical government.
    Stan Thayer Alexandria Ontario.

  2. Grace Joubarne February 1, 2017

    This is all part of the TISA trade deal provisions…centralized control of all healthcare in the hands of international regulators.

    Until recently when the Stop Psychotherapy Takeover team exposed this corruption, right down to naming the pharmaceutical-front corporation that has taken over the Ontario Ministry of Health, the TISA agreement Harper loved so much was posted on the Internet.

    Suddenly, the TISA website was pulled, but it is still available through the Wikileaks site.

    Stop Psychotherapy Takeover did 2.5 years of deep research to nail down exactly who was running the MOH…it is the FHRCO. The FHRCO (Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario) has a governmental sounding name, but is registered as a non-profit corporation, is entirely unaccountable, unelected and 100% directed by ICLEI and the UN shadow government. It writes all this legislation…all of it. It controls all 26 regulatory healthcare colleges in Ontario.

    We had to do this deep investigation to halt the passing of the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy (www.StopPsychotherapyTakeover.ca). So far the act has not been proclaimed because of this exposure, but for certain it will be by December 31, 2017 as the 10-year old law expires then. If either the Liberals or the Conservatives get in again, it will be revived for certain even if repealed this year.

    The Controlled Act of Psychotherapy and the recent Ontario Clinic Regulations stand to put over 10,000 Ontarians out of work overnight if proclaimed into power. The crime? These people are highly successful non-drug healthcare professionals interfering with Big Pharma profiteering. This involves those in the holistic healthcare and dietary supplementation industry, spiritual care industry, pet-assisted industry and some 315 others…many rural residents.

    THE ONLY WAY TO HALT ALL THIS is to bring all corruption out into the open…in plain language…name names and hold people publicly accountable. Being politically correct does not work, notice? Sunlight is still the best disinfectant.

    Please watch for news about the United Party of Ontario…great people are working hard to build a party to challenged the elite political parasites at the root of the problems.

  3. Ken Conrad February 1, 2017

    Indeed, government healthcare policy that is based on a fiscal or utilitarian rational has the propensity to undermine privacy and freedom of choice and as such is ethically and morally corrupt.


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