One of the basic principles of health protection in Vaughan Ontario is the availability and quality of medical care. This means that everyone has the right to receive not only high-quality medical care but also to receive medical care in an accessible format. However, what is easy and affordable for one may become problematic and impossible for another, especially for people with limited mobility. This article is devoted to the issue of accessibility for persons with disabilities of social infrastructure facilities n Canada, which, in particular, includes the infrastructure of health care systems, as well as the services provided in the field of health protection (medical services).
Accessibility of medical service in Ontario in Vaughan
In accordance with the law, ensuring transport accessibility of medical organizations for all groups of the population, including the disabled and other groups of the population with limited mobility, is one of the criteria for high-quality and affordable medical care in Vaughan Ontario.
If the medical organizations cannot be fully adapted to the needs of disabled people, the owners of these organizations, prior to their reconstruction or major repairs, must accept agreements with one of the public associations of disabled people operating in the territory of a settlement, a municipal district, an urban district, measures to ensure access for disabled persons to the place of service provision, or, when possible, ensure the provision of the necessary services at the place of residence of the disabled person or remotely.
Service providers and organizations must provide persons with disabilities, including Vaughan wheelchair users, with:
- conditions for unimpeded access to facilities and the services provided in them;
- the ability to independently or with the help of employees providing services to move around the territory where the facilities are located, to enter and exit such facilities;
- the possibility of boarding and disembarking from a vehicle before entering the facilities, including using a wheelchair and, if necessary, with the help of staff providing services;
- accompanying persons with disabilities who have persistent vision and movement disorders, and rendering assistance to them at the facilities;
- proper placement of equipment and information media necessary to ensure unimpeded access for persons with disabilities to facilities and services, taking into account the limitations of their life;
- duplication of sound and visual information necessary for disabled people, as well as inscriptions, signs and other text and graphic information with signs made in relief-point braille, admission of a sign language interpreter and a typographical sign language interpreter;
- service providers with other assistance needed by persons with disabilities in overcoming barriers that prevent them from receiving services and using facilities on an equal basis with others;
- assistance to disabled persons necessary to obtain information in an accessible form for them about the rules for the provision of a service, including the preparation of documents necessary for obtaining a service, and about their performance of other actions necessary to get a service.
Additional terms of service availability:
- placement of premises in which services are provided mainly on the lower floors of buildings;
- equipment on the territories adjacent to the object for parking places for vehicles of disabled people;
- equipping medical organizations with equipment for the provision of medical care, taking into account the special needs of people with disabilities and other groups of the population with disabilities in accordance with the procedures for the provision of medical care, depending on the type, profile of medical care, diseases or conditions.