DDO Health Law Update

October 19, 2018: 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.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status
 Bill 36 – Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Royal Assent received on October 17, 2018.  

 

Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

DDO in the News and Training

 

DDO’s Risk Management for Health Care Charities: https://healthcarecharities.ca/ (Hurry! Sign up before October 25th for Early Bird Special)

 

MOHLTC News Room

Statement from Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

2018 Minister’s Medal Awards Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Ontario pot consumption bill passes, cannabis available through online store

Ontario Cannabis Store opens for online sales, government passes marijuana bill

Ontario First Nations fight for cannabis rights

Ontario schools prepare for legalization of recreational cannabis

Winnipeg, Ontario police hand out tickets for cannabis in vehicles

Priced too high? Shoppers balk at marijuana price tag

Pot is now legal in Ontario. Here’s what you need to know

 

Health Care

Government memo indicates major restructuring plan for Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Ontario couple of 53 years separate by lack of long-term care beds

 

Privacy

AHS failed to protect health information, privacy commissioner finds

Eastern Health privacy breach names patient who suffered pregnancy and infant loss

$400K settlement reached in Capital Health patient privacy breach

DDO Health Law Update

October 12, 2018: 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.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status
Bill 36 – Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Consideration of a Bill before the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

 

DDO in the News and Training

 

DDO’s Risk Management for Health Care Charities: https://healthcarecharities.ca/ (Sign up before October 25th for Early Bird Special)

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Pot plans may have ‘unforeseen’ consequences for youth, boards of health say

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy ahead of cannabis legalization

Ontarians don’t have absolute right to be stoned at work: human rights commission

 

Health Care

Why Doug Ford’s hospital funding will not end hallway medicine

 

Professional Misconduct

Ont. transgender care doctor no longer allowed to practice medicine

Law society proceeding for suspended Thunder Bay lawyer to resume in November

 

Mental Health

Mental health first aid

 

DDO Health Law Update

October 5, 2018: 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.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status
Bill 36 – Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

 

DDO in the News and Training

 

Dialogue RFPs can provide for more innovative solutions by Michael Gleeson

https://www.advocatedaily.com/michael-gleeson-dialogue-rfps-can-provide-for-more-innovative-solutions.html

Boards should brainstorm, consult when faced with reduced funding by Kathy O’Brien

https://www.advocatedaily.com/profile/kathy-obrien-boards-should-brainstorm-consult-when-faced-with-reduced-funding.html

 

DDO Course Offerings

 

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MOHLTC Newsroom

 

Ontario’s Government for the People Taking Immediate Action to end Hallway Health

Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine Member Biographies

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioid Crisis

1265 crosses planted at Queen’s Park to push province to end freeze on ‘life saving’ overdose prevention sites

 

Marijuana

Can Ontario cops smoke pot? Police association unhappy with policy talks.

US authorities seize nearly 750kg of marijuana at Ontario border crossing

Nearly 2 million drivers have driven high on pot in Ontario: CAA

Does cannabis affect your memory?

 

Health Care

Ontario government announces $90 million to address hospital overcrowding

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Public phase of Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up, victims told ‘your grief is not in vain’

 

Mental Health

Ontario government-funded program offers mental health support 24/7

‘Our mental health system is flawed Canadian app offers online video counselling for patients in need