Montreal, Quebec – February 15, 2023 – Premier Health of America Inc. (TSXV: PHA) (the “Corporation” or “Premier Health”), a leader in healthcare services and technologies, comments on the proposed bill unveiled by the Government of Quebec regarding independent labour.
Premier Health is a Quebec based company that has been helping to prevent service disruptions in the healthcare system for more than 20 years in urban, rural, and northern areas through the short- and medium-term placement of healthcare professionals. We are active in Quebec, but also in several Canadian provinces and territories at the federal, provincial, and regional levels.
The independent workforce represents only approximately 3% of the hours worked in the Quebec healthcare system. Most of these independent professionals choose this way of work for personal, family, or logistics reasons. The use of placement agencies allows them to practice their profession within their own constraints. In a North American context of healthcare workforce shortages, we believe it is essential to encourage Quebec healthcare professionals to remain active in the network, regardless of the work arrangements they chose.
Our role is to support the healthcare system and prevent service failures related to human resources issues. We advocate a competitive environment in which the engagement with the different levels of our health system is done through structured calls for tenders, with credible players who act in accordance with the established regulation, in particular that of the public procurement authority in Quebec.
We welcome the Quebec government’s desire to better regulate the industry. We reiterate our willingness to participate actively and constructively in the legislative process to improve certain aspects of the proposed bill.
About Premier Health
Premier Health is a leading Canadian Healthtech company that provides a comprehensive range of outsourced services solutions for healthcare needs to governments, corporations, and individuals. Premier Health uses its proprietary LiPHeÒplatform to lead the healthcare services sector digital transformation to provide patients with faster, cheaper, and more accessible care services.
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Mr. Jean-Robert Pronovost
Vice-President, Corporate Development
Premier Health of America Inc.
[email protected] / 1 800 231 9916
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