DDO Health Law Update

May 25, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

Parliament has been dissolved due to a general election being called.  Please note any bill that did not reach Royal Assent is deemed to have died, and cannot be carried over between Parliaments.

 

Proposed Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care

Hospital crowding: Why all 3 major Ontario parties are promising more LTC beds

Ontario election: The health care decoy

10% of Ontarians don’t have a family doctor, making ‘hallway medicine’ worse: which party do you trust to fix it?

 

Marijuana

Vote Compass: Should only government-run stores sell weed?

 

Professional Misconduct

Toronto paralegal who ran parking ticket scheme found guilty of professional misconduct

Toronto lawyer disciplined for website that ‘trivialized’ sexual offences

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

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DDO Health Law Update

May 18, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

The Ontario Legislature has been dissolved due to a general election being called.  Please note any bill that did not reach Royal Assent is deemed to have died.

 

Proposed Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care

This 12 year-old Leukemia survivor is fighting for equal access to medicine for all Canadians

N.L. close to announcing funding plan on abortion pill, health minister says

Canadian medical school grads unable to get residency may get a spot under new program funded by military

 

Marijuana

Attention Drivers: If high, don’t get behind the wheel, Ontario police organization says

Ontario police sound alarm over perceived lack of funding for impending marijuana legalization

 

Professional Misconduct

Ottawa doctor suspended after taking $10K loan from elderly patient

 

Mental Health

Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

Where to watch the Royal Wedding in Toronto

 

 

 

DDO Health Law Update

May 11, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

 

Parliament has been dissolved due to a general election being called.  Please note any bill that did not reach Royal Assent is deemed to have died, and cannot be carried over between Parliaments.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status
Bill 31 – Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018 Royal Assent on May 8 2018.  

 

Proposed Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

MOHLTC News Room

Ontario expanding storage and distribution system for tissue transplants

Increasing Access to Health Care in Thorncliff Park

 

Articles of Interest

Health Care

Wynne commits to hiring 3,500 nurses as she argues PC plan means health care cuts

 

MAID

In 2000, Walkerton’s poisoned water ruined his life. He decided it was time to end it.

 

Professional Misconduct

People have a right to ‘as much transparency as possible’ when it comes to doctors’ pasts, health minister says

This doctor was jailed for child porn. Then Quebec gave him a license.

This Windsor doctor lied, pleaded guilty to fraud and was punished for improper prescribing

Medical Disorder, Part 3 – Regulators expect doctors to tell the truth about their past. Here’s what happens when they don’t.

 

Mental Health

Veterans finding that the next battle is with huge gaps in mental health services

This mental health facility is so crowded, patients sleep in meeting rooms

 

Pharmaceuticals

How the investigation into the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman turned from murder-suicide to double homicide

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

High Park Cherry Blossoms expected to be in full bloom early this week

The best spots to see the cherry blossoms in and around Toronto, besides High Park

 

DDO Health Law Update

May 5, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

 

Bills

No new bills of interest.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill

Status

 

Bill 31 – Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018

Ordered for Third Reading on May 3, 2018.

 

Proposed Regulations

 

Regulation 522 – Expanding Inter-provincial Health Care Coverage to Include Home Care Services

 

Regulation 522 would be amended to provide immediate OHIP coverage for individuals moving to Ontario from another province or territory where they were insured under a publicly funded health insurance plan and require access to home care services.

Comments Deadline: June 18, 2018

Info: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=27508&language=en

 

Approved Regulations

 

Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (“HPPA”)

 

The proposed changes to the regulations to HPPA related to Schedule 3 of the Strengthening Quality Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 has been approved. A new authority has been established to permit the regulation of certain recreational water facilities and public service settings

Info: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=25946&language=en

 

MOHLTC News Room

Nearly 500 more long term care beds for seniors in indigenous communities

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care

NDP promises OHIP coverage for take-home cancer drugs

Medical malpractice cases take too long and cost taxpayers too much report finds

 

Professional Misconduct

Medical Disorder Part 1: Bad Doctors Who Cross The Border Can Hide their Dirty Secrets. We Dug Them Up.

Medical Disorder Part 2: Canada’s Medical Watchdogs Know More About Bad Doctors Than They Are Telling you

Newboro doctor with ‘special interest’ in pain management suspended for misconduct

This Alberta doctor’s drinking cost him his U.S medical license twice

 

Indigenous Community

OMA apologizes for offending Indigenous peoples

 

Fertility

Paying for surrogacy, sperm and human eggs should not be a crime

Argument of paying for surrogacy, sperm and eggs based on misinformation

 

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