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The ministry is resuming regular operations and supporting health sector stabilization.

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Emergency Response Plan

The Ministry Emergency Response Plan (MERP) describes how the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) leads or supports the response to an emergency through health system coordination and direction. For the purpose of the MERP, the term emergency refers to any situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise. This includes declared emergencies under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA)as well as undeclared emergencies. Components of this plan can also be used for emerging, critical health situations that may not meet this definition.

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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Emergency Response Plan (MERP)
48 pages | 493 kb | PDF

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For More Information

Ministry of Health
Health System Emergency Management Branch
1075 Bay Street, Suite 810
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2B1
Fax : 416-212-4466
TTY : 1-800-387-5559
E-mail : emergencymanagement.moh@ontario.ca


Health workers and health sector employers can call the Healthcare Provider Hotline for more information
Toll free : 1-866-212-2272

CritiCall Ontario provides a 24 hour call centre for hospitals to contact on-call specialists; arrange for appropriate hospital bed access and facilitate urgent triage for patients

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