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Ontario to expand program allowing paramedics to avoid ERs in patient care

Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones says the province is expanding a program that allows paramedics to take patients somewhere other than an emergency room, such as a mental health facility, or to treat them on scene. Jones says she will be releasing a broader plan this week aimed at health system stability and recovery.

Ontario health minister Sylvia Jones speaks at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa. Aug. 17, 2022. (CTV News)

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