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

by Pam Seto

Bills

  • No new bills of interest

 

Regulations

  • No new regulations of interest

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioids Crisis

Bill to make it easier to create safe injection sites becomes law

Ontarians filled 9.2 million opioid prescriptions in 2015-2016, new data shows

Health Minister orders review of opioid guidelines after conflict-of-interest revelations

 

Ontario Doctors

Doctors, province reach tentative deal to send contract disputes to arbitration

 

Health Care Practitioners and Workplace Safety

Keeping Health Care Professionals Safe on the Job

 

Medical Malpractice

Woman who felt surgeons ‘rip her apart’ wins Canada’s first malpractice ruling over waking during operation

 

Health Care Funding

Ontario autism program will soon include direct funding as option

Feds vow to lower ‘unacceptably high drug costs’

 

Birth Certificates

Gender-neutral birth certificates could be issued in Ontario by 2018

 

Interesting Reads

Mohammed Shamji and Elana Fric Shamji: the inside story of a marriage gone horribly wrong

 

Self-care

Here are several easy ways to relieve digital eye strain

Lyme disease is on the rise in Ontario – here’s how to protect yourself

The 20 best doughnuts in Toronto right now