February 16, 2018: 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 February 20, 2018.

 

Proposed Regulations

  1. Regulation 456/16 – Local Health System Integration Act (“LHSIA”)
  • The Health Shared Services Ontario (“HSSOntario”) was established under the LHSIA to provide corporate services to LHINs and formerly CCACs in support of their expanded mandate. The MOHLTC is seeking to amend s. 3 of the Regulation 456/16 under the LHSIA, which would expand the range of entities to whom HSSOntario can provided shared services to from LHINs to also include “others”.
  • The proposed amendment would enable HSSOntario to provide shared services support to non-LHIN entities. By amending this regulation, the MOHLTC has determined that the regulation would not impose new administrative burdens or financial costs to businesses or the business sector.

Comments Due Date: March 12, 2018

For more Info: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=26826&language=en

 

  1. Regulation 79/10 – Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
  • The MOHLTC is proposing an amendment to the Regulation to allow LTC Rate Reduction Program applicants the following options as an alternative to submitting a Notice of Assessment document with their application form:
    • Provide a copy of Proof of Income Statement (Option –C Print); or
    • Electronically access resident income information from the CRA using an Automated Income Verification (AIV) system upon written authorization
  • The MOHLTC is proposing that the amendments, if approved, would come into effect on May 1, 2018

For more information: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=26706&language=en

Comments due: March 10, 2018

 

MOHLTC News Room

Ontario Taking Action on Indigenous Health Care

Ontario Investments in Indigenous Health and Wellness

Ontario Creating 128 New Long-Term Care Beds in Havelock

Ontario Planning New Hospital in Picton

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Why the cannabis tax will only be one small part of the government windfall

Medical cannabis rules still hazy for Canadian convicts, judgment shows

No pot party for Canada’s landlords who want to limit drug’s use

Statistics Canada turning to sewage to determine pot consumption

Brownies and beer: How edible cannabis businesses plan to cash in on legalization

 

Professional Misconduct

Eye doctors accused of illegal charging patients for cataract surgery: health minister

‘He said, she said’: Sex and sensitivity raised in complaints about doctors

 

Physicians

Residency backlogs could triple for medical school grads, report warns

Canada’s first Canadian-born Black doctor got his MD license in 1861

 

First Nations

Province aims to ‘hand back’ health-care decisions to First Nations within years

 

Privacy

Research: A strong privacy policy can save your company millions

 

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