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

Premiers’ Meeting

Marijuana legalization, cross-border trade, opioids, pharmacare top agenda at premiers’ meeting

Marijuana

After blowing July 1 deadline, Canada seems likely to legalize pot while ignoring UN treaties

Privacy

Ontario’s children’s aid societies grappling with how to monitor privacy breaches
Advocates urge Ottawa to expand physician transparency beyond Ontario

First Nations

‘I was actually offended’: Man on Indigenous cancer therapies initially told oncologist wouldn’t monitor him
Mental health workers arrive in northern Ontario Indigenous communities

Fertility

Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects

Opioid Crisis

Ottawa urged to prosecute Purdue Pharma over marketing of OxyContin

Self-care

How to be happy: 6 secrets of living a fuller life
Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear
Things to do in Toronto