New legislation to improve continuing care assistant workforce planning in N.S.

Domain: Care
Government:Provincial/Territorial, Nova Scotia
Tags:Employment, Care

The Nova Scotia government introduces new legislation that will require continuing care assistants to register annually to work in the province. The new Continuing Care Assistants Registry Act will improve workforce planning, recruitment and retention efforts, particularly in the long-term care and home-care sectors. Making the current voluntary registry mandatory is a recommendation of the Expert Advisory Panel on Long-Term Care.

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