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

 

Ultrasound technicians – road to regulation

Ultrasound technicians are on the road to regulation. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is consulting on proposed regulations until October 16 to bring ultrasound technicians under the jurisdiction of Ontario’s College of Medical  Radiation Technologists.

Contact us for more information or for help with a submission.  To see the proposed regulations click here http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24694&language=en

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?