A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.
Bill 182, Compassionate Care Act, 2017
This Bill enacts the Compassionate Care Act, 2017, which requires the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to develop a provincial framework to support improved access to hospice palliative care. The Act requires the Minister to set out the provincial framework one year after the Bill comes into force, and within 5 years after the report is tabled, the Minister must prepare and table a report on the state of hospice palliative care, which should be published on a Government of Ontario website.
Introduced by Sam Oosterhoff, MPP (Niagara West – Glanbrook), the Bill was carried on First Reading on November 27, 2017
Status of Previously Reported Bills
|Bill 160 – Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017||Before the Standing Committee (General Government). Last consideration before the Committee was on November 29, 2017.|
Bill 174 – Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statue Law Amendment Act, 2017
|Consideration of a Bill on November 30, 2017 before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.|
Proposed and Approved Regulations
No new regulations of interest.
- Province funding casts to treat diabetic foot ulcers
- November 27, 2017 – Energy savings to be reinvested in patient care
- November 28, 2017 – Ontario expanding proven dementia program to every community across the Province
- November 30, 2017 – One month until 4,400 drugs will be free for anyone age 24 and under
Articles of Interest