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Disability Guidelines for Insurance Companies

Currently, the AODA does not have a healthcare standard. A committee is making recommendations about what a healthcare standard should include. Our recent articles have considered how the healthcare standards can build on requirements from the AODA’s existing standards. Now, we will explore new mandates that the healthcare standards could create. One mandate could implement guidelines for insurance companies assessing applications from candidates with disabilities. Disability guidelines for insurance companies would give more people opportunities for insurance.


Peer Support for Patients with Disabilities

Currently, the AODA does not have a healthcare standard. A committee is making recommendations about what a healthcare standard should include. Our recent articles have considered how the healthcare standards can build on requirements from the AODA’s existing standards. Now, we will explore new mandates that the healthcare standards could create. One mandate could implement peer support for patients with disabilities.


Healthcare Workers with Disabilities

Currently, the AODA does not have a healthcare standard. A committee is making recommendations about what a healthcare standard should include. In the meantime, however, there are still AODA requirements for healthcare providers to follow. The Employment Standards have regulations that apply to healthcare providers. When providers follow these requirements, they make the medical professions more accessible to healthcare workers with disabilities. For instance, employment standards in healthcare apply to:


Stronger Transportation Standards in Healthcare are Needed

Our last article explored how transportation standards in healthcare make medical services accessible to some patients, workers, and visitors with disabilities. In this article, we discuss how stronger transportation standards in healthcare are needed to make medical settings accessible for patients using specialized transportation.


Healthcare Transportation Services: Making Medical Services Accessible

Currently, the AODA does not have a healthcare standard. A committee is making recommendations about what a healthcare standard should include. In the meantime, however, there are still AODA requirements for healthcare providers to follow. The Transportation Standards have regulations that apply to healthcare providers. Healthcare transportation services make medical services more accessible to patients, workers, and visitors with disabilities.