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