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.

 

Regulations

 

  • No new regulations of interest.

 

 

Healthcare Funding

New autism program coming to Ontario; practitioners to be regulated

Ontario to roll out details of $533M autism program

 

Safe-injection Sites

B.C.’s first supervised-injection site outside Vancouver to open in Surrey

Health Canada approves three safe injection sites in Toronto

 

Mental Health

Doctors tortured patients at Ontario mental-health centre, judge rules

Ontario mental-health services struggling to keep up with youth demand, report finds

 

Employment

New legislation ensures workers can take at least 10 sick days a year without a doctor’s note

 

Hospital News

SickKids launches partnership with 2 hospitals to improve children’s care

 

Interesting Reads

What we can learn from the (often gruesome) history of food in hospitals and prison

How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health

Toronto Twitter Reaction James Comey Testimony

 

Self-care

Could sleeping in on the weekends be bad for you?

iPhone’s new distracted driving feature is ‘a good first step’: CAA

Why Running May Be Good for Your Back

Look inside Fronterra Prince Edward County’s history-themed glamping retreat

Adelaide Eats Outdoor Food Market