A Discussion Paper on Ensuring that Medical Triage or Rationing of Health Care Services During the COVID-19 Crisis Does Not Discriminate Against Patients with Disabilities

From the experience in other countries with the COVID-19 crisis, we know that our health care system may get more people needing urgent medical treatment than there are facilities to provide that medical treatment. The Ontario Government has in circulation a health care “triage” (or rationing) protocol for health care facilities to use when making medical treatment decisions in case they must ration or triage critical medical care due to hospitals being overloaded by the COVID-19 crisis.