DDO Legislative Update

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 adjourned until September 11, 2017.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

 

Opioid Crisis

A public health crisis: health-care workers call on Ontario to declare opioid emergency

My son’s death offers lessons for ending the overdose epidemic

 

Personal Support Workers

Why doesn’t Ontario want health-care workers to be accountable?

 

MAID

Docs in northeast first to get provincially funded training in medically assisted dying

 

Privacy

Health Canada reviewing fix to protect pacemakers from hackers

 

First Nations

Jane Philpott looks to bring Indigenous health delivery to new department

 

Self-care

Save your health, boost your career

This Weekend: Things to Do

 

DDO Legislative Update

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 adjourned until September 11, 2017.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

Health Care

Ontario hospitals scrambling following surge in number of extremely sick babies

 

Safety Injection Sites

Interim Supervised Injection Site to Open in Toronto on Monday: Health Canada

Toronto now has an official safe-injection site, but will drug users go?

 

Mental Health

Mental Health struggles show the dark side of veterinary medicine

Noah Irvine, Ontario Teen, Sent a Letter on Mental Health to Every MP. Only 40 Replied.

 

Privacy

Insurance Company Aetna inadvertently reveals HIV status of thousands

 

Interesting Reads

The Playboy of Yorkville.

 

DDO Legislative Update

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 adjourned until September 11, 2017.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

Health Care

Abortion Pill now free in Ontario but still hard to find

You can’t get the abortion pill without an ultrasound – a hurdle for rural doctors

Family of Marco Muzzo donates millions to new Ontario hospital

Ontario launches health wait times website so that patients can compare hospitals

MAID

Dying with Dignity may challenge Ontario law exempting religious hospitals from offering assisted death

Medical Marijuana

No pot smoking in cars? Tough rules urged for legalization of marijuana.

Privacy

Privacy Commissioner investigating after man finds information of 60 patients on back of prescription

Doctors propose plan to reveal top OHIP billers

Mental Health

How does an inmate with mental health concerns end up in indefinite segregation? By asking for it.

Workplace

Help on way for ailing miners exposed to ‘miracle’ dust

Self-care

Too much standing is bad, study finds – it’s time to move

Things to do This Weekend

The EX is back!

10 things to do in Toronto before the summer is over

DDO Legislative Update

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 adjourned until September 11, 2017.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

Physicians

Doctors highlight chronic health care shortages in Ontario’s northern communities

 

Opioid Crisis

Canadian health advocates eye Portugal’s drug model to combat opioid crisis

 

Insightful Reads

Can compassion successfully challenge the status quo on health?

 

 

DDO Legislative Update

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 adjourned until September 11, 2017.

 

Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

 

Patient Records

Ontario health minister will ‘express concerns’ about patient records software being used to sell drugs

 

Healthcare

Ontario to cover cost of abortion pill starting Aug. 10  

Free sunscreen dispensers arrive in Toronto

 

Opioid Crisis

First Nations people 5 times more likely to overdose in B.C., data shows

Mayor John Tory calls weekend drug overdoses tragic and preventable

Toronto lays out opioid plan after emergency meeting on spike in deaths

 

Census

Highlights from the 2016 census

 

Interesting Reads

Note: Both articles illustrate how teachers can abuse their position of power to exploit minors.

The small-town teacher who seduced her students

Gods and Monsters

 

Self-care

Do you know how to play to improve your mental health?

Leslie Beck: How do I lose weight but maintain – and gain – muscle?

 

DDO Legislative Update

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 adjourned until September 11, 2017.

 

Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

MAID

A murder case over assisted dying divides Quebec. Should the law be changed?

 

Serial Killer

Nursing home filed report on Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s violations after it fired her

 

Mental Health

Military Cops Struggle to Enforce Mental Health

 

Privacy

NAFTA talks: US Proposal for cross-border data storage at odds with BC., NS law

 

First Nations

Saskatoon Health Region apologizes to Indigenous women pressured into tubal ligation surgery

 

Obamacare

Republicans fail to dismantle Obamacare in major blow to Trump

Health Care Debate: Obamacare Repeal Fails as McCain Casts Decisive No Vote

‘I Am Totally Burned Out’: Patients Watch Health Care Debate With Dread

 

Opioid Crisis

Third supervised injection site to open in Vancouver during opioid crisis

 

Interesting Reads

For Decades These Caregivers Helped Patients, Families Through Illness And Death

Judge rules Charlie Gard will spend last days in hospice, not at home

 

Self-care

Sugar not so sweet for mental health

Mosquitos test positive for West Nile virus on Toronto Island

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