December 7, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.
Bill 66–Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018
This Bill was introduced by Hon. Todd Smith (Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade), Government. It was carried on First Reading on Dec 6, 2018.
This Bill amends and repeals several Acts.
Schedule 8 (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) of the Bill amends the following sections in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 :
- Subsection 44(10) – Remove the Director from the list of persons who must be provided a written notice if the licensee withholds approval for admission.
- Section 106 – The Director is allowed to determine how public consultations will be conducted
- Section 112 – The Director is allowed to issue non-renewable temporary emergency licenses for a term of not more than 1 year to accommodate persons affected by a temporary emergency
- Section 113 – Repealed but any short term authorizations given by the Director before the day of repeal continue to be valid until their authorization period expires
More Information: Bill 66
No new and approved regulations.
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Articles of Interest
Ont. elementary school students sent to hospital after eating cannabis cookies
Marijuana is now legal in Michigan, but you still can’t take it across the border in Sault Ste. Marie
Two new walk-in clinics in Barrie will prescribe medical marijuana
Nothing hazy about results from Sudbury’s online cannabis survey
Is Ontario’s patient ombudsman next on the Ford government chopping block
New free online mental health supports
Sarnia doctor charged with sexual assault, history of convictions, investigation
Sidewalk Labs’s vision and your data privacy: A guide to the saga on Toronto’s waterfront
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