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

 

  • O. REG 130/17 – Professional Misconduct and Conflict of Interest
  • This regulation was made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991, revoking O.REG 681/93 – Professional Misconduct. O.REG 130/17 specifies what would be considered acts of professional misconduct. This now includes practicing while impaired or adversely affected by a substance, condition, dysfunction, disorder or circumstance that the members knows or ought to knows impairs or adversely affects ability to practice; performing a controlled act that is otherwise authorized to the member where the performance of that act is for an improper purpose; and failing to keep PHI or PI confidentiality or accessing PHI without professional reason to do so.
  • Effective Date: May 5, 2017

 

Please see regulation: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r17130

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioids Crisis

Joint Statement on Opioid Data

 

MAID

Second Plaintiff added to court challenge of assisted-dying law

 

Mental Health

Indigenous maternal health program aims to address inequality of health care

Calculating the business cost of ignoring mental health

 

Overcrowding of Hospitals

Public Editor: Personal stories give crucial context to Ontario hospital crowding debate

 

Ontario Health Card

Ontario seeking regulation change to allow for online health card renewal

 

Self-care

A little chocolate each week may help prevent a heart flutter

Here’s what your fitness tracker is accurately recording (and what it’s way off on)

Report says Instagram is the worst app for young people’s mental health

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Things to do in Toronto this Weekend