DDO Health Law Update

September 14, 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.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioid

Ontario health care prescription requires its minister to show up

 

Marijuana

Canadians who smoke marijuana legally or work or invest in the industry will be barred from the US customs and border protection official

 

Health Care

Some doctors prescribe antibiotics much more often than others. Ontario is trying to find out why

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Wettlaufer inquiry resumes with testimony from expert on serial killer health-care workers

Wettlaufer inquiry learns of Ontario drug disposal process

Wettlaufer murders difficult to detect, expert tells nursing home inquiry

 

Professional Misconduct

Lawyer who oversaw Caledonia class action charged with fraud: police

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

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Here’s what TIFF looked like in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s

DDO Health Law Update

September 7, 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.

 

Approved Regulations

 

School Health Professional Services – Regulation 386/99 – Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994

 

This Regulation was amended to remove physiotherapy services, occupational therapy services and speech-language pathology services from the definition of “school health professional services” but only in relation to the provision of these services by the Local Health Integration Networks (“LHINS”) in publicly funded school.  The Ministry of Children and Youth Services will be responsible for these services, and the LHINs will continue to provide these services to children in private schools and children being home-schooled. This amendment to the Regulation will be effective on Sept 28, 2018.

 

For More Information: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=26468&language=en

 

Professional Developments

 

Ottawa announces seven judicial appointments for Ontario

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

The most populous First Nation in Canada is drafting its own cannabis law

 

Health Care

Ontario should lift health-care wait period for new permanent residents

Ontario hospitals will need to find ‘efficient ways’ to operate: Christine Elliott

 

Opioid Crisis

BC getting $71.1 million to increase access to treatment for substance abuse

Ontario can’t afford to fumble on the opioid crisis

 

Professional Misconduct

Ontario still  has not pursued punishment against Costco after its pharmacy directors admitted to illegal payment scheme

Malpractice decision explores the importance of framing doctor-patient relationships in court

 

Overdose Prevention Sites

Ottawa determined to keep supervised drug-use sites running in Ontario

Health care providers urge Ontario to open new overdose prevention sites

 

Sex-Education

This is what Ontario elementary school students will learn in sex ed and what they used to learn

Ontario elementary teachers union files court challenge over sex-ed rollback, ‘snitch line’

 

Privacy

Victims of student loan privacy breach may be eligible for $60 or more

‘I’m looking out your front door’: Stranger had access to homeowner’s security cameras

 

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Where to spot celebrities at TIFF

Tiff Schedule

Every new title coming to Netflix Canada in September

DDO Health Law Update

August 31, 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.

 

Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Professional Developments

 

Northern Supply Chain continues to expand to the benefit of patients and families

Ron Gagnon leaves SAH for position as president and CEO at Grand River Hospital

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Liberals approve first saliva screening roadside test for cannabis

 

Opioid Crisis

Prescriptions led to 1 in 3 opioid deaths in Ontario in 2016, study says

Making sure patients know the risks of opioids

 

OHIP

Gravely ill teen battling cancer and bureaucracy

 

Professional Misconduct

Lawyer ordered to pay $500 for swearing at judge in Toronto court

Law society triggers hearing into Diamond & Diamond’s marketing client referrals

Ottawa doctor, 44, facing sexual assault charge

 

Overdose Prevention Sites

Health group appeal to Ontario government to support overdose-prevention sites

 

Sex-Education

Ontario’s dated sex-ed plan is a lesson in homophobia

GTA teacher refuses to teach new sex-ed curriculum despite Doug Ford’s new tip line

Doug Ford turns down heat over sex-ed ‘snitch line’

 

Mental Health

Supporting the mental health of first responders

OPP commissioner announces internal review of officer suicides

 

Privacy

Is Sidewalk Labs doing enough to protect privacy? Yes

Class action suit certified

 

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DDO Health Law Update

August 24, 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.

 

Approved Regulations

 

REG. 406/18: Compensation Framework – Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014

 

O.REG 304/16: Executive Compensation Framework is revoked with this new regulation.  This new compensation framework for designated employers and designated executives is effective as of August 13, 2018. The framework outlines what are the requirements for determining salary cap, performance-related pay, and other elements of compensation.

Similar to O.REG 304/16, the new regulation prohibits elements of compensation such as payments or other benefits provided in lieu of perquisites, signing bonuses, retention bonuses and cash housing allowances.

Came into force: August 13, 2018

For More Information: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/180406

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Ontario’s new retail pot plan ‘puts profits over public health’ says former Obama drug adviser

Ontario says cities will have ‘short window’ to opt out of cannabis shops- but can’t say how short

Ontario Cannabis Stores says 26 licensed producers will supply online retail platform

Female cannabis users come out of the shadows as legalization looms

 

Professional Misconduct

Inside the case files of an opioid doctor

Manitoba doctors’ college not asking police to investigate allegations against suspended doctor

 

Overdose Prevention Sites

Health officials concerned over Ontario’s plans review overdose prevention sites

 

Sex-Education

The differences between Ontario’s interim sex-ed curriculum and 2015’s

Educators slam Ford’s ‘snitch line’ for teachers who defy sex and rollback

 

Privacy

Experts urge close monitoring of privacy issues when Ontario makes marijuana sales online-only this fall

Rights to privacy shouldn’t depend on property, say Winnipeg anti-poverty group

 

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