October 20, 2021

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Vaccines for health care workers | Dubey asks for professional orders to tighten the screw

Vaccines for health care workers |  Dubey asks for professional orders to tighten the screw

Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dubey on Friday suggested that health workers’ professional directives, nurses, licensed practical nurses and respiratory therapists, should suspend licenses for the practice of their members who have not been adequately vaccinated. However, in most of these orders, clarity is required before proceeding.




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“As part of a statement from Sacro-Coir Hospital ‘in Montreal on Friday morning, the Minister said,” I think it is our responsibility to make vaccinations mandatory so that we can practice good health. “

Mr Dubey urged nurses, nursing assistants and respiratory therapists to emulate the Colజ్ges des Medicines du Quebec. The latter have already announced that they will suspend the right to practice medicine on October 15 until all employees who have not been vaccinated enough, wherever their employees work, “regularize” their condition.

The Minister of Health is asking for these professional directives to demand more than his own decree on the mandatory vaccination of health personnel.

This decree, in fact, allows it to “limit” the right to exercise by excluding a sufficient number of its vaccinated members from the environment (either by the installation of a public network or by a company having a contract). Network, private residence for seniors, intermediate or family-type resource, medical imaging laboratory, private practice).

The general suspension, which applies to any environment, as provided by the College of Physicians, prevents professionals who are excluded from the public network from practicing elsewhere in Quebec.

“In the case of nurses, some of them will try to practice through the telemedicine offer after October 15,” said Marjorie Cote, a spokeswoman for the Ardere des Informiers et Quebec (OIIQ).

The OIIQ has not yet decided whether to accept the minister’s request on Friday, saying it was waiting for “clear answers from the ministry”.

Clarity is needed

OIIQ and other directives also attended a meeting with the ministry on the issue on Friday. Many have told us that we still need clarity to get a position. It is mainly Quebec’s Order of Nursing Assistants, Order of Pharmacists of Quebec and Professional Order of Respiratory Therapists of Quebec (OPIQ).

“We do not agree with the suspension, not at all,” said OPIQ General Manager Josie Proud Home in an interview. Tap. “There is still a risk that our members will sue us if we ever take a right that has no basis,” she explained.

About 10% of the approximately 4,400 members work outside the public network, especially in cosmetic surgery and dentistry. And almost 97% of those who work in the public network are already vaccinated enough.

Ardre des Pharmacన్స్s du Quebec, however, did not target the minister’s appeal, however, considering the limitation or suspension of the exercise rights of its members.

“We are looking forward to clarification from the ministry specifically on the televerking issue,” said Order spokeswoman Julie Villeneuve.

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The Medical College is also awaiting clarification regarding the teleconference.

Minister Dubey also noted that this measure is bearing fruit.

Every day, 300 to 400 people on the health care network still receive their first dose.

Christian Dubey

Professional orders have been received from ministry lists, not yet vaccinated enough and everyone should now be contacted to verify that this information is correct.

There were less than a dozen union members from the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center north of the island of Montreal, a part of which was performed in front of the hospital when the minister arrived. Dubai, Friday. Members of the Interprofessional Health Federation in Quebec and the Union of Workers, affiliated with CSN, were particularly concerned about the impact of the mandatory vaccination on their working conditions, which was already considered difficult.

Photo by Patrick Samphan, Press

Members of the Interprofessional Health Federation in Quebec and the Union of Workers affiliated with CSN demonstrated in front of the hospital on Friday when Minister Dubey arrived.

Quebec should announce an emergency plan next week to deal with health network employees who will be suspended without pay after October 15 for not being adequately vaccinated.

“Until the 15th, I will tell people to ‘continue for the vaccine.’ This is the best solution to come up with a contingency plan that has as little impact as possible,” Minister Dubey said on Friday.

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