COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19: Information & FAQs

Last updated April 19, 2021 at 9:24am.

NOTICE: On March 31st, 2021 SJCCC was informed that we have one patient who has tested positive for Covid-19. We are currently working with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and will be implementing all recommendations and best practices to protect our residents, patients and staff members. As we move forward, we ask that you please refer to this page for the latest information.

Are there any cases of COVID-19 at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre?

Number of active staff cases of COVID-19 1
Number of active cases in Long-Term Care (St. Joseph’s Villa) 0
Number of active cases in Complex Continuing Care (Hospital) 2

 

What precautions is St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre taking to keep my loved one safe?

  • All staff in the facility are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • All staff are assessed daily at the door upon entry at which time their temperature is taken, and the list of symptoms is reviewed.
    Please note: this same process takes place again at the end of the shift. 
  • Staff who notice symptoms at home are instructed to use the Government of Ontario Self-Assessment Tool available online, or to contact the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and our Health, Safety and Education Coordinator.
  • Group activities will be restricted until further notice.
  • Staff continue to diligently monitor residents/patients for the onset of respiratory symptoms in order to place on precautions as soon as symptoms develop.


How can families continue to support their loved ones during this difficult period?

Families may prepare special care packages and letters for their loved ones. We recommend that pick-up/drop-offs be limited to one per week and coordinated between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Additionally, the use of videoconferencing via Facebook Messenger, Skype and Meet is encouraged and can be facilitated with the help of staff upon request by sending an email to videochats@sjccc.ca. Telephone calls and friendly visits through the window or the balcony are welcomed.

How can families get an update on their loved one?

Families who are unsuccessful in reaching the nursing station for an update on their loved ones may contact the office of Patient/Resident and Family Relations at 613-933-6040 x 22370. Families may leave a message on the confidential voicemail and expect a return call within 24 hours of reception (Monday to Friday).

Please note: Our nurses and doctors continue to ensure prompt communication with families in the event of a significant change in medical condition during these times.

Can families take their loved ones home?

Discharges to private homes are still being permitted. Therefore, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre may have your loved one discharged in your care during the pandemic; however, re-admission to the Centre will be provided on a priority basis through the Champlain LHIN, once the restrictions are lifted. For more information, please click HERE.


How can families help support St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre?

There are many ways that families can help support our Centre. First and foremost, please continue to assist our staff in presenting a united front when it comes to following Public Health recommendations and staying at home. Secondly, any gestures to demonstrate appreciation for front line staff are welcomed. It is also possible to drop off donations of personal protective equipment such as gloves, gowns and masks (unopened boxes only). These donations are similarly being requested by other hospitals and long-term care homes, due to anticipated shortages.

Summary of the March 2021 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 02 March 2021.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included COVID-19 (Rapid Antigen Testing clinic and vaccination), Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA) Schedule E re Form of Declaration of Compliance (approved and signed), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities [CARF] (accreditation will be conducted virtually 25 & 26 March 2021), Good News Item (Rapid Antigen Testing clinic) and Census Data.

Corporate Policy Review – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed or revised:

-Board of Directors Policy #2-a-30 re Policy on Open Board Meetings;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-92 re Procurement Code of Ethics;
-Administrative Policy #4-a-164-i re Job Description – Executive Director – St. Joseph’s Villa; and
-Administrative Policy #4-a-164-ii re Job Description – Executive Director – Hotel Dieu Hospital.

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE
Policies to Review/Revise – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as recommended by the Ethics and Mission Committee:

-Board of Directors Policy #2-a-15 re Ethics and Mission Committee;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-22 re Guidelines for Medical-Moral Consultations;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-24 re Death with Dignity;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-26 re Guidelines for Use of Advance Directives for Healthcare Decisions;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-28 re Guidelines for Care at End of Life; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-29 re Guidelines Regarding Sexual Intimacy.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Financial Statements – The statements were reviewed.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the period ended 31 January 2021 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for January 2021.

AUXILIARY REPORT
The Auxiliary traditionally holds an annual general meeting during the month of March, however, the meeting this year will be delayed.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) REPORT
Policies to Review/Revise – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as recommended by the Professional Advisory Committee:

-Board of Directors Policy #2-a-26 re Professional Advisory Committee; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-25 re Resuscitative Intervention for Care at End of Life.

2021 Medical Staff Reapplications – The following physicians were reappointed by the Board to the medical staff for 2021 for the privileges previously held, as recommended by the PAC: Dr. G. Foley, Dr. S.C. Patel, Dr. E. Bazile, Dr. N. Ménard and Dr. M.S. Reen.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Standing Item: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) – A DEI workshop has been scheduled with Miller Thomson for 08 April 2021. The Board of Directors and the Senior Team are invited to attend.

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND BRANDING COMMITTEE
Introductions – It was the first Public Relations and Branding Committee meeting. Introductions were made and the Committee discussed where to begin. Research will be done to identify the population and target audience.

Policy and Bylaws – The Board of Directors recommended to the Members of the Corporation that the Coordinator of Administration be removed from the composition of the Public Relations and Branding Committee.

The Board of Directors approved the following policy as revised:

-Board of Directors policy #2-a-40 re Public Relations and Branding Committee

Annual Workplan – The Board of Directors approved the Annual Workplan for the Public Relations and Branding Committee as presented.

ANNUAL WORKPLAN – The March workplan schedule was reviewed.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 06 April 2021 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.

Summary of the February 2021 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 02 February 2021.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Membership Response to Board Request – A memorandum from Dr. Stewart dated 30 November 2020 indicated the following decision by the Members of the Corporation:
a)Bylaws to be Amended to Include the New Public Relations and Branding Committee            Approved.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A guest speaker from Miller Thomson will be scheduled to do a virtual workshop on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. The workshop will be booked sometime in April; dates will be brought forward at the Governance Committee.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT
– Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Management Goals and Objectives 2020-2021 – Update Q3, Good News Items (beautiful thank you note from a family member of a resident who has passed) and Census. Also discussed:

COVID-19 – The Hospital Accountability Planning Submission (HAPS), the renewal of the Long-Term Care Home Service Accountability Agreement (LSAA), the renewal of the Hospital Service Accountability Agreement (HSAA) and the Quality Improvement Plan for both St. Joseph’s Villa and Hotel Dieu Hospital have all been postponed by the provincial government due to the pandemic. These items are typically brought forward to the Board of Directors either in January, February or March.

Corporate Policy Review
– The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed or revised:
-Corporate Policy #3-a-66 re Privacy Breach Management;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-67 re Privacy Logging and Auditing;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-68 re Privacy and Security Training;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-69 re Privacy Inquiries and Complaints; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-70 re Privacy Policy.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT/SAFETY COMMITTEE
Resident Survey Results – 2020 – St. Joseph’s Villa proceeded with the surveys in 2020 where many other homes decided not to during the pandemic. A lot of metrics were down compared to last year but considering the pandemic, results were pretty good. The survey results are reflective of the changes and restrictions that have been put in place because of COVID-19.

Patient Survey Results – 2020 – COVID-19 has impacted the Patient Survey Results as well.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC) 
Financial Statements – The statements were reviewed.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the period ending 30 November 2020 and 31 December 2020 as presented.

Budget – The budget presentation was reviewed and accepted for information
purposes. Request from the Ministry to submit the budget continues to be deferred.

Management Fiduciary Statement The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for November and December 2020.

AUXILIARY REPORT
The Auxiliary will generously lend out the space in the gift shop to allow space for COVID-19 testing.

NEW BUSINESS
Board of Directors Policy to Review – The Board of Directors approved Board of Directors policy #2-a-3 re Directors’ / Board Committee Members’ Code of Conduct.

Bylaws to ReviseSections 1.1 and 4.1(b)(i) of the Administrative Bylaws were revised and recommended to the Members of the Corporation.

Standing Item: Annual Workplan – The workplan for the month of February was reviewed.

 

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.

 

Summary of the January 2021 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 05 January 2021.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Strategic Planning, French Language Designation (resolution), Good News Items (birthday celebrations) and Census. Also discussed:

Policies Reviewed/Revised
– Board of Directors policy #2-a-6 re Orientation Programme for Board Members and Members of the Board Committees, Board of Directors policy #2-a-28 re Fiscal Advisory Committee and Corporate Policy #3-a-21 re Research Proposals were approved with changes to policy #3-a-21.

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE
Standing Item: Annual Workplan – It was approved by the Board of Directors that the items associated to public relations and branding be removed from the Ethics and Mission Committee Workplan.

AUXILIARY REPORT
The Auxiliary prepared and circulated Christmas cards for the residents, patients and staff members at SJCCC during the holiday season.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Diversity and Inclusion – In search for a guest speaker that could cover all aspects of diversity and inclusion. The Board Members and the Leadership Team will be invited to attend the presentation once scheduled.

Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Board Self-Assessment Summary Report and Supplementary Handbook – Overall, the results were good. The lowest scored questions were reviewed and ideas from the Governance Committee to improve were discussed with the Board Members.
It was approved by the Board of Directors that moving forward, every In Camera Session during each Board meeting will include a management free portion to allow the Members of the Board to discuss freely among themselves without management present.

Standing Item: Annual Workplan – The Board of Directors approved that Diversity and Inclusion be added to the Governance Workplan under additional section every meeting.

Make-up of the Public Relations and Branding Committee
The Board of Directors approved that Mr. Robertson be appointed as Chairperson of the Public Relations and Branding Committee and be removed from the Comprehensive Planning, Finance and Personnel Relations Committee (CPFPRC), that Mrs. Vincelli be appointed as a Director on the Public Relations and Branding Committee and that Mr. MacDonell be appointed to the CPFPRC as others appointed by the Board of Directors, as needed.

Mr. Robertson, Mrs. Vincelli and Mr. MacDonell have all accepted.

It was approved by the Board, that under all the Board Committees in the Administrative Bylaws where it says “Have a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson who shall be appointed by the Board on recommendation by the Committee;” it should be changed and read instead “Have a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson who shall be appointed by the Board from among its numbers;”.

NEW BUSINESS
Board of Directors Policy Revised – The Board of Directors approved with amendments Board of Directors policy #2-a-2 re Board of Directors.

Standing Item: Annual Workplan – The workplan for the month of January was reviewed.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, 02 February 2021 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.

 

Summary of the December 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 01 December 2020.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Postponements due to COVID-19 (Staff education days and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Evacuation exercise), Volunteers (remain not allowed in the Centre), Good News Items (Christmas events in the Centre that respect COVID-19 rules and regulations) and Census. Also discussed:

Ministry of Long-Term Care (LTC) Inspections – Two inspectors visited the Centre during the period of 13 November 2020 to 24 November 2020. The first inspector reviewed two critical incidents and one inquiry. There were zero non-compliances issued. The second inspector reviewed the bedrail reduction program. The non-compliance order has been lifted.

Corporate Policy Review – Corporate Policy #3-a-50 re French Language Services was approved as reviewed.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) / SAFETY COMMITTEE COMMITTEE
Quality Assurance Scorecard 2020-21 – Q2 – Resident Support Workers has been added as a new category on the Quality Assurance Scorecard.

Smart Home Technology Videos – Two videos were shared with the Board of Directors. The first video showed residents tapping on a sensory board which was made in house. The second video showed how a smart home device could assist residents accomplish everyday tasks independently.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Financial Statements – The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending 31 October 2020 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for October 2020.

NEW BUSINESS
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Board Self-Assessment Summary Report and Supplementary Handbook – This item will be discussed at the next Governance Committee meeting.

Diversity – Board of Directors and Committees – Miller Thompson recently held a Governance Master Class: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion webinar. A few Board Members registered for the webinar. This item will be further discussed at the next Governance Committee meeting.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, 05 January 2021 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.

Summary of the November 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 03 November 2020.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Membership Response re Budgets                                                                    APPROVED (verbal)

Membership Response re Annual Meeting Recommendations                  APPROVED (verbal)

Membership Response re Appointment of Mr. MacDonell to Board         APPROVED (verbal)

Membership Response re Resignation of Ms. Linda Wilson to Board       APPROVED (verbal)

CORRESPONDANCE
Thank you Card from the Varin Family regarding the passing of Ms. Agnès Varin – The Board of Directors noted the card of appreciation.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included Hospital Services Accountability Agreement (HSAA) Attestation re Parking, Flu Vaccination, update of Q2 Management Goals and Objectives 2020-2021, Good News Item (Employee Service Awards celebration was held 21 October 2020) and Census Data (Decrease in Complex Continuing Care [CCC] admissions were discussed.). Other items discussed:

The Board of Directors agreed that employees who have reached a 30-year milestone with the Centre or higher (in increments of 5) will receive a letter of recognition from the Board of Directors moving forward.

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE
Sister Cuddihy’s appointment to the Ethics and Mission Committee – Sister Cuddihy was welcomed to the Ethics and Mission Committee.

Public Relations and Branding Committee – The Board of Directors recommend to the Members of the Corporation that branding and public relations become its own separate committee known as the Public Relations and Branding Committee and that the Bylaws be amended and include the new committee.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Financial Statements – The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ending September 2020 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for September 2020.

NEW BUSINESS
Board Development / Governance Educational Opportunities – Circulated to the Board for information.

Miller Thomson is hosting a webinar, Governance Master Class: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion, on 12 November 2020. Board Members are encouraged to attend.

OTHER BUSINESS
Standing Item: Annual Workplan – The workplan for the month of November was reviewed.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 01 December 2020 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.

 

Summary of the October 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 06 October 2020.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Membership Response re Appointment of Mr. MacDonell to Board            APPROVED (verbal)

Membership Response re Resignation of Ms. Linda Wilson to Board
          APPROVED (verbal)

CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT
Mr. Desnoyers, Chairperson, has enrolled himself in multiple virtual sessions for hospital Board Chairs. The topics of the sessions surround Governing in Disruptive Times. Mr. Desnoyers shares a verbal summary of each session with the Directors.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Staff Shortages (efforts made to mitigate staff shortages), Good News Item (letter of appreciation received from family of former resident of St. Joseph’s Villa) and Census Data. Also discussed:

Corporate Policy to Review
Corporate Policy #3-a-20 re Disagreement with Physician’s / Nurse Practitioner’s orders was approved as reviewed.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Financial Statements – The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Periods Ending 31 August 2020 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for August 2020.

AUXILIARY REPORT
The Auxiliary Members are anxiously waiting to continue their fundraising efforts.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Application for N. Ménard – The Board of Directors approved Dr. Nathalie Ménard’s appointment to the Associate Staff.

OTHER BUSINESS
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Board Self-Assessment Tool – The Board of Directors will participate in the self-assessment.

ANNUAL WORKPLAN – The workplan for the month of October was reviewed.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 03 November 2020 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.

COVID -19 Designated Caregivers: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: Designated Caregivers

1. When I am visiting my loved one, which washroom can I use?
Designated caregivers may use the public washrooms, located on the main level.

2. Do I need to stay in my loved one’s room for my entire visit? What if I need to ask a question?
As a designated caregiver, your visit must be in the resident/patient room. This means that you are not able to visit other areas of the Centre when visiting, like the nursing station and the servery area. Upon arrival and screening you would report directly to your loved one’s room, and upon departure directly to the front entrance for screening.

If you have urgent questions, you may ring your loved one’s call bell for assistance. If it is a general inquiry we ask that you phone the appropriate team member.

3. What if I want to bring my loved one out for a short stay absence during my visit?
We ask that designated visitors respect that each visitation is different and follows a different screening process and requirements. We ask that you plan your visit accordingly and choose one type of visitation at a time.

NOTE: Short Stay Absences are only permitted in Green or Yellow Zones. All absences must be pre-approved by Amelie Gove ext 22370 or Katie Payette ext 21215

4. Can I purchase a meal from the Cafe?
No, food is not available for purchase in the Cafe. We ask that you plan your visit with this in mind.

5. What if I can’t wear a mask?
A mask is required for visitation. Masks are important in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Without a mask, visitation would not be permitted.

6. Does my mask need to stay on for my entire visit?
Yes, your mask must be worn for the duration of your visit. The mask must cover your nose, mouth and chin the entire time.

7. Can I share a meal (food and drink) with my loved one during my visit?
In order to respect the public health recommendations, and to remain fully compliant with the requirement of wearing a mask for the duration of the visit, this is not possible.

8. What happens if I am not following the rules for visitation?
SJCCC is taking great steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents/patients, visitors and staff. We have a zero-tolerance to non-adherence, which may result in the suspension of your visit.

9. Can I close my loved one’s door for our visit?
Yes, you can close the door for your visit. Please keep in mind that even with the door closed you should be wearing your mask and following recommended public health measures.

10. Can I visit my loved one, if they are on contact precautions and/or droplet precautions?
Yes, a visitation can still occur if your loved one is on precautions. You will need to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), to reduce the risk of infection spread. 2 designated visitors would be permitted to visit, one at a time. In the event of increased community spread and/or an outbreak, the home would review the current designated visitor practice and make adjustments to align with public health recommendations.

If you have questions about the status of your loved one prior to visitation, please contact the appropriate nursing station.

If you arrive at your loved one’s room and signage is posted for contact precautions and you are unsure of what to do, and or you feel that you need additional training, please report back to the screening desk. They will call the appropriate nursing station for direction.

Summary of the September 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 01 September 2020.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Organization Chart, Remote Care Monitoring (RCM), Good News Item (students have done a phenomenal job portering and screening) and Census Data.

ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE
Policy to Revise
Introduction and Organization policy #1-a-15 re Values was approved as revised.

Catholic Health International (CHI) Pillar (Update) – An article entitled “Why legalizing medically assisted dying for people with mental illness is misguided” written by Dr. John Maher was shared with the Ethics Committee Members. It will also be shared with the Directors of the Board.

Public Relations and Branding Committee Proposal – The Board of Directors reviewed the Public Relations and Branding Committee proposal. The Board of Directors recommend to the Members of the Corporation that branding and public relations become its own separate committee known as the Public Relations and Branding Committee.

Policies to Review/Revise
Board of Directors policy #2-a-15 re Ethics and Mission Committee and new policy re Public Relations and Branding Committee were approved as revised/presented.

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Financial Statements – The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Periods Ending 30 June 2020 and 31 July 2020 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statements for June and July 2020.

Standing Item: CPFPRC Annual Workplan (Revised) – The revised workplan was approved by the Board of Directors.

AUXILIARY REPORT
The Auxiliary held their first virtual meeting 13 August 2020. The Auxiliary was planning to recognize two members for their outstanding commitment to fundraising during the past twenty years; Ms. Rachelle Lamond and Ms. Shirley Mallette-MacDonald.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Board of Directors Vacancy – The Governance Committee continue their search for a new Director on the Board. The Governance Committee would like to start accumulating a list of names of individuals interested in joining the Board of Directors for future vacancies.

ANNUAL WORKPLAN – The workplan for the month of September was reviewed.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 06 October 2020 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.

Summary of the August 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 11 August 2020.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT

Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: COVID-19 (update provided – Long-Term Care COVID-19 Preparedness Assessment due at the end of the month), Management Goals and Objectives 2020-2021 – Update Q1, Good News Item (Recreation has been focusing on taking the residents outside to enjoy the weather and some fresh air. They have continued to keep the residents at the forefront.) and Census Data.

Attestation – In accordance with the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, an Attestation Form and supporting schedules must be filed with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).  The Board of Directors approved “Appendix C – Attestation (re Consultants) for 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020” and “Schedule A to Attestation” as presented.

Policies to Review/Revise
Board of Directors policy #2-a-10 re Comprehensive Planning, Finance and Personnel Relations Committee and Corporate policy #3-a-91 re Corporate Procurement Policy were approved as reviewed/revised.

AUXILIARY REPORT
The Auxiliary will have a virtual meeting 12 August 2020.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Letter of Resignation – The Board of Directors accepted with regret the resignation of Ms. Linda Wilson.

Board Self-Assessment vs. Board of Directors Annual Evaluation Form – Both evaluations will be combined into one.

Board of Directors Vacancy – The Governance Committee continue their search for a new Director on the Board.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Governance Educational Opportunities were circulated to the Board of Directors for information.

ANNUAL WORKPLAN – The workplan for the month of August was reviewed.

The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 01 September 2020 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.