Manitoba Government Plans to Tighten Rules Around Adult Abuse Registry

Manitoba Government Plans to Tighten Rules Around Adult Abuse Registry

Manitoba Legislative Building
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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is planning to make it harder for people who abuse vulnerable adults to keep working in facilities such as hospitals and personal care homes.

A bill before the legislature would alert current and former employers when a worker is believed to have abused a patient.

The bill would also ensure regulatory bodies are alerted.

Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross says it’s an improvement on the current system,.

Employers are only told about abuse, if they file a request to the province’s adult abuse registry.

CP - The Canadian Press


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