May 5, 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.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill

Status

 

Bill 31 – Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018

Ordered for Third Reading on May 3, 2018.

 

Proposed Regulations

 

Regulation 522 – Expanding Inter-provincial Health Care Coverage to Include Home Care Services

 

Regulation 522 would be amended to provide immediate OHIP coverage for individuals moving to Ontario from another province or territory where they were insured under a publicly funded health insurance plan and require access to home care services.

Comments Deadline: June 18, 2018

Info: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=27508&language=en

 

Approved Regulations

 

Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (“HPPA”)

 

The proposed changes to the regulations to HPPA related to Schedule 3 of the Strengthening Quality Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 has been approved. A new authority has been established to permit the regulation of certain recreational water facilities and public service settings

Info: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=25946&language=en

 

MOHLTC News Room

Nearly 500 more long term care beds for seniors in indigenous communities

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care

NDP promises OHIP coverage for take-home cancer drugs

Medical malpractice cases take too long and cost taxpayers too much report finds

 

Professional Misconduct

Medical Disorder Part 1: Bad Doctors Who Cross The Border Can Hide their Dirty Secrets. We Dug Them Up.

Medical Disorder Part 2: Canada’s Medical Watchdogs Know More About Bad Doctors Than They Are Telling you

Newboro doctor with ‘special interest’ in pain management suspended for misconduct

This Alberta doctor’s drinking cost him his U.S medical license twice

 

Indigenous Community

OMA apologizes for offending Indigenous peoples

 

Fertility

Paying for surrogacy, sperm and human eggs should not be a crime

Argument of paying for surrogacy, sperm and eggs based on misinformation

 

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