Legislation, Regulations and Policy
The Excellent Care for All Strategy is based on the following principles :
- Care is organized around the person to support their health
- Quality and its continuous improvement is a critical goal across the health care system
- Quality of care is supported by the best evidence and standards of care
- Payment, policy and planning support quality and efficient use of resources
The Excellent Care for All Act (ECFAA) is a landmark piece of legislation in Ontario that anchors the Excellent Care for All Strategy. The principles of ECFAA place patients first by strengthening the health care system's organizational focus and accountability for delivering high quality patient care. It helps define quality for the health care sector, reinforces responsibility for quality of care, builds and supports boards' capability to deliver quality of care, and increases publicly available information on health care organization's commitment to quality.