You are running a dental practice, all while dealing with a global pandemic and all the changes it has brought about. Not only that but we are still trying to do all the normal day to day activities required at home (kids, groceries, cooking, cleaning, and the list goes on and on.) We don't know about you, but it has felt a little daunting trying to keep up and juggle everything the last several months 😳. But we keep going and take on new challenges and changes!
With that said, we don’t want to be the bearer of bad news and pile more on your plate, but did you know that Canada has gone through various federal and provincial legislation changes that will affect dental practices?! How on earth are you supposed to keep track of it all?!
The aftermath of 2020 has changed the landscape of how dental practices will be operating in 2021 and beyond.
This means things need to pivot to stay up to date with all the recent changes. We need new strategies, resources, and support to make sure we are all successful.
Now I am sure if you’re like most, you want to forget the year that was. But let us take a minute a rewind to March 2020. The world changed overnight. We were given less than 24-hour notice that we had to stop seeing patients, close our business, and lay off our team for the unforeseeable future.
We faced one of the biggest challenges any business has ever faced.
Many were left unprepared. Some dental practices didn’t have an HR program, to begin with, and found themself with no employment agreements signed, no temporary layoff clauses, or emergency closure policies, no remote working policies, or temporary role re-assignment policies. After all, we never needed any of that until this very moment. Now our worst nightmare was here, and we had nothing to help us.
Fast forward 3.5 months later, we got the green light to reopen – now we had to recall our team and restore operations. All the while. new legislation came through (40 to be exact...we know because we had to update our clients & their HR programs), new requirements for IPC, and health & safety, and then in June OHS inspections started.
It seemed like there was too much to do to get caught up with everything while trying to get our businesses back on track and we find ourselves in 2021 with MORE legislation changes.
There have been a significant number of changes in Canada when it comes to Federal and Provincial legislation. Many of these new changes that happened in the Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety space WILL impact your patients, your team, and your business.
With everything going on and your endless to-do list, it can be hard to keep track of all the changes that happen. So, we want to help you!
We have put together some resources to help you keep up with all these new requirements and avoid the risks of not being prepared. If you would like to download the Federal legislation changes, as well as your Provincial updates, click the button below to get access.
Practice owners need proper up to date Human Resources and Health and Safety programs and that’s where we come in! Have a look HERE at the changes and if you have any questions, reach out to us for a complimentary compliance check & strategy session to address any questions you may have.