DDO Health Law Update

July 13, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

Parliament has resumed. No new bills of interest.

 

Proposed Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioids

Toronto’s chief medical officer calls for decriminalization of all personal drug use

 

Health Care

Ford uses throne speech to signal dramatic changes that loom for Ontario

Garron family donates $10-million to St.Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto

A year ago Christine Elliott was a patient of the health system she now oversees as minister

Judgment-free mobile clinic will provide health care to hard-to-reach women

 

Professional Misconduct

Kitchener neurologist faces hearing over allegations of sexual misconduct

 

Mental Health

U of T to vote on controversial mental health absence policy

 

Privacy

Health Canada ordered to release confidential drug company data on HPV vaccines

Protect privacy of foster children

How activists are fighting back against facial recognition

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

It will be peak patio weather this weekend

 

 

 

DDO Health Law Update

July 6, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

New bills will be added after the new Parliament begins.

 

Proposed Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Government

Doug Ford reveals 21-member cabinet featuring deputy premier Christine Elliott

 

OHIP+

OHIP+ no longer covers kids, young adults with private insurance, new health minister says

Ford Government Making OHIP+ More Cost-Effective

What Ontario changes to OHIP tell us about the future of nationals

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Six things we’ve learned so far at the Wettlaufer inquiry

 

Privacy

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do in Toronto

 

DDO Health Law Update

June 29, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

New bills will be added after the new Parliament begins.

 

Proposed Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

MAID

Assisted dying was supposed to be an option. To some patients, it looks like the only one

 

Long-Term Care and Palliative Care

Opinion: It took two years to close a cruel loophole in palliative care, even with legislative consensus. Why?

 

Opioids Crisis

More than half a million prescription drugs are stolen each year – and most are opioids

Drug Resistance: The climate change of human health. Is Canada ready?

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Systemic problems still exist in long-term care, Wettlaufer inquiry hears

 

Court Proceedings

Ontario judge refuses family’s pleas to keep brain dead woman on life-support

Supreme Court won’t hear Motherrisk Case

 

Marijuana

‘Deeply concerned.’: Marijuana legalization moving too fast for most Canadians, poll suggests

Feds unveil cannabis regulations, say past pot conviction may not prevent participation

Ottawa isn’t putting a cap on the potency of many cannabis products

 

Professional Misconduct

Ontario doctors disciplined for sending profane emails to medical association lead

Obstetrician with privileges at North York hospital induced labour in patients without their consent for more than a decade

 

Mental Health

U of T approves policy that could place students with mental health issues on leave

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Heat warning issued for Toronto as temperature nears 30c

Canada Day in Toronto & GTA 2018

Things to do in this weekend

DDO Health Law Update

June 22, 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 the 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

 

Long-Term Care

Nursing home puts the care in healthcare

The Fix: Dementia Program

Watch the transformation of Malton Village’s dementia unit

 

Marijuana

Doug Ford wants consultations on marijuana sales in Ontario

Legal recreational marijuana: what you need to know

Trudeau says pot will be legal as of Oct 17, 2018

 

Physicians

OMA accepts premier-desigante Ford’s ‘olive branch,’ returns to bargaining table

 

Indigenous People

Everyday racism hinders indigenous women with HIV from accessing care

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

Pride event, other festivals to close roads

Here’s what’s happening at Pride weekend in Toronto

DDO Health Law Update

June 15, 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 the 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

 

Healthcare

Rural healthcare advocates say new rules will hurt attracting doctors to small Ontario towns

 

Election

7 bold actionable ways Doug Ford can actually get Ontario working again

 

Marijuana

Quebec passes long-awaited cannabis law

The marijuana nightmare: Trudeau is legalizing weed, but it hasn’t been pretty

Marijuana won’t be legal on July 1, and here’s why

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Nursing home didn’t follow reporting rules, Wettlaufer inquiry hears

Wettlaufer called ‘angel of death’ by colleague, public inquiry hears

Ex-boss was told Wettlaufer was on a ‘do not hire’ list under maiden name, inquiry hears

 

Privacy

OHIP billings should not be public because ‘doctors are different’ court told

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

DDO Health Law Update

June 8, 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 the 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

 

Healthcare

Woman seeks doctor. Must be willing to prescribe opioids.

Wait list for family doctors reaches 50,000 in Nova Scotia

 

Election

Doug Ford is Ontario’s next premier

Doug Ford is Ontario’s next premier: Here’s what he promised to do for the province

Voter turnout in Ontario election strongest in this millennium

Ontario election results 2018: poll-by-poll riding vote map

 

Marijuana

Senate approves marijuana legalization bill with dozens of amendments

Marijuana industry seek ‘creative ways’ to brand product

 

Professional Misconduct

Vaughan nurse ran unlicensed cosmetic clinic linked to woman’s death, police say

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Wettlaufer  inquiry: a health-care system failure

Care home’s medication rooms not covered by cameras, Wettlaufer public inquiry hears

Union’s defence of Elizabeth Wettlaufer was ‘grossly disappointing’ says employment lawyer

Globe editorial: A horror story exposes poor management in nursing homes

Nurses union under scrutiny at Elizabeth Wettlaufer inquiry

 

Privacy

Health, credit card data left unsecured at Ontario-based fitness app PumpUp

 

Mental Health

Anthony Bourdain – a life in pictures

Remembering Kate Spade’s Stylish life in Photos

In the wake of Kate Spade’s death, taking a different view on suicide

Kate Spade death compels writer to share powerful story of loss

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Crisis Centres

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

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