September 21, 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

 

Marijuana

Canadian marijuana producer gets permission to send medical pot to U.S. for trial

How bad is smoking pot for my lungs?

In a month, pot will be legal. But the list of rules has never been longer.

Ontario village surprised by appearance of cannabis farm licensed by Health Canada

 

Health Care

‘I am mine’: This is what Alzheimer’s is like at 41

Toronto hospital can’t force unvaccinated nurses to wear masks, ruling says

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Data expert testifies about senior home mortality rates at Wettlaufer inquiry

Civil suit filed by daughter of Wettlaufer murder victim

 

Professional Misconduct

Toronto doctor reprimanded for sexual abuse

Saskatchewan doctor charged with improperly prescribing marijuana

Sister nurses accused of misconduct at private Woodstock hospital

 

Privacy

Canada is plagued by Bitcoin ransoms – and there’s no help in sight

Opinion: Ontario doctors should end misguided court battle to keep billings secret

OMA turns to supreme court to stop release of names of highest paid MDs

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

A new season of Anne with an E, MOCA’s grand opening and seven other things to see, hear and do in Toronto this week

Things to do this weekend in Toronto