‘Zombie’ Attendant Care Issue Raises it Ugly Head

Dear members,

Many of you will already be aware of the emergent Attendant Care benefit issue that has surfaced in recent weeks. I have been in close contact with attendant/PSW care provider members to collectively compare notes and strategize. A joint letter sent to FSRA yesterday in collaboration with OSOT is shown below. It should provide a decent summary of the issue.

I may have missed some AC providers in the somewhat flurried outreach. Please do let me know if I’ve missed you, and I’ll be sure to loop you in going forward. Thanks to Darcy Merkur for his legal insight and support and to all those members who’ve lent a hand to date.

Watch this space for updates and resources (template letters to insurers etc.).

ORA & OSOT letter to FSRA no name (pdf)