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Charting path to zero sexual abuse of patients

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Richard Steinecke and Natasha Danson

On Sept. 9, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care released its long awaited and much anticipated report on the topic of sexual abuse by regulated healthcare practitioners titled “To Zero: Independent Report of the Minister’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.”

The report was the culmination of months of work by the sexual abuse task force, which was led by human rights lawyer Marilou McPhedran and Sheila Macdonald, an educator and nurse. Former...