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



No new bills of interest.


Status of Previously Reported Bills


Bill Status

Bill 160 – Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017

The Bill is at Third Reading on December 7, 2017

Bill 174 – Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statue Law Amendment Act, 2017


Before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy


Proposed and Approved Regulations


A) Regulation 552 – Health Insurance Act

An amendment to regulation 552 is required to align the regulation with the soon-to-be-proclaimed amendments to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) that will extend eligibility for child protection services to 16 and 17 year old youth through a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA). Under the current CFSA, 16 and 17 year olds are not eligible to receive child protection services from a Society unless a youth is already the subject of a child protection court order.

For more information: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=25751&language=en


B) Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (“CYFSA”) Proposed Regulations


Health Newsroom


Ontario opening 50 new long-term care beds in London

  • Province opening 30, 000 more beds across the province over the next decade


Ontario improving access to care with major expansion of Toronto Western  Hospital

  • Province increasing capacity for surgeries and post-operative care


‘It’s done’ hospital CEO says about site of Windsor’s mega-hospital


How one Toronto hospital is coming back to life to bring relief to five more


Articles of Interest



Did a pot overdose kill a baby? Controversial paper on infant’s death raises questions


Opioid Crisis

Ontario expanding opioid response as crisis grows


HIV + Non-disclosure

HIV-positive community says Ontario’s ruling on non-disclosure cases is first step in long process


Professional Misconduct

Double dipping lawyers targeted in law society crackdown

Parry Sound doctor accused by nurses of sexual harassment and using amputated toe to make crude gestures

Psychiatrist reprimanded for advertising natural-health invention says he’s been denied free speech


Health Care

Yukon rolls out world first labels warning alcohol can cause cancer

Ontario auditor general finds wasted spending in health care, education and empty buildings

Statement by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on the Auditor General’s Report

Study on workplace violence on ‘indictment’ of Ontario healthcare system



Best Cheesecake in Toronto

If you’re sick stay away from work if you can’t here is what doctors advise


Interesting Reads

When a tattoo says ‘do not resuscitate’ should doctors obey?


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