Provincial Life or Limb Policy

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Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO) and The Ministry of Health developed the Life or Limb Policy (2013) in response to recommendations from the Office of the Chief Coroner for a provincial “no refusal” policy when critical injuries or conditions of threatened life or limb are involved. The purpose of the Life or Limb Policy is to facilitate timely access and transfer of patients, who are life or limb threatened, to an appropriate level of acute care services for interventions that would improve patient outcomes (loss of life or limb is certain if transfer does not occur within 4 hours). 

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