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

 

Patient Records

Ontario health minister will ‘express concerns’ about patient records software being used to sell drugs

 

Healthcare

Ontario to cover cost of abortion pill starting Aug. 10  

Free sunscreen dispensers arrive in Toronto

 

Opioid Crisis

First Nations people 5 times more likely to overdose in B.C., data shows

Mayor John Tory calls weekend drug overdoses tragic and preventable

Toronto lays out opioid plan after emergency meeting on spike in deaths

 

Census

Highlights from the 2016 census

 

Interesting Reads

Note: Both articles illustrate how teachers can abuse their position of power to exploit minors.

The small-town teacher who seduced her students

Gods and Monsters

 

Self-care

Do you know how to play to improve your mental health?

Leslie Beck: How do I lose weight but maintain – and gain – muscle?