Status of Patient Safety Incident Legislation and Best Practices Across Canada
HEC is committed to a future where everyone in Canada has safe and high-quality healthcare by developing system-wide improvement strategies. We work with people across the country to develop policy innovations that build capabilities and enable excellence in healthcare. Areas of policy interest include care for older adults with health and social needs, virtual care and care closer to home with safe transitions, and pandemic recovery and resilience.
This document provides a summary of the status of patient safety and quality legislation in four areas: mandatory reporting, mandatory disclosure, apology protection and quality assurance in federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada, and identifies key provisions in legislation across Canada that capture significant policy directions in their patient safety incident legislation.