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Health Care for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Nonconforming People: Guidelines for the Northwest Territories (2020)
This Ministerial Directive requires that all Health and Social Services Authorities refer to the Health Care for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Nonconforming People: Guidelines for the Northwest Territories when providing health care services to transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming patients.
The Minister is satisfied that youths and persons between the ages of 19-23 years who were in the permanent care of the Director are acutely vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This vulnerability warrants the exercise of the powers established under section 3.3 of HIHSSA for a reason of public safety.
This Ministerial Directive requires that all HSSAs follow the attached Guidelines when determining if a safety incident meets the criteria of a critical incident and to ensure compliance with the notification and investigation requirements set in Regulations.
Locum Tenens Contract (2019)
This Ministerial Directive requires that all Health and Social Services Authorities use the standardized Locum Tenens Contract when physicians who are Locum Practitioners are required to provide medical services.
This Directive serves as notification that the Minister, with authority under Executive Council Medical Travel Policy (49.06), s.5(2)(a)(ii), has established an increase to the co payment rate.
This Directive is issued to require the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) and the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency (TCSA) to modify their policies or By-laws, as necessary, to allow for the recognition of the decision made by the TMD respecting applications for Privileges for Practitioner Staff working in facilities operated by the HRHSSA and TCSA.
The purpose of this Directive is to ensure that the Department and all Health and Social Services Authorities (HSSAs) have consistent privacy standards, policies and procedures to follow. The standards, policies and procedures and schedule to this Directive may be amended from time to time by the Deputy Minister.
Service Fee Policy (2017)
The purpose of this Directive is to direct HSSAs to establish a Service Fee Policy that will come into effect on April 1, 2017. The Service Fee Policy must include an exception provision to give the Chief Executive Officer some discretion to waive a fee if undue hardship c n be demonstrated.
This Ministerial Directive requires that all Health and Social Services Authorities use the Medical Assistance in Dying Interim Guidelines for the provision of medical assistance in dying. The Interim Guidelines set the rules for how medical assistance in dying can be requested by a patient and how the service must be provided, including defined roles and expectations for practitioners.
This Ministerial Directive requires that all HSSAs follow the attached program guidelines when determining eligibility for benefits and approving funeral, burial and cremation expenses.
Cafeterias and vending machines in facilities funded by the Department of Health and Social Services and all Health and Social Services Authorities must provide exclusive access to healthy meals, snacks and beverages.