DDO Health Law Update

February 8, 2019: 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.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approve regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

 

Cannabis

Cannabis training course for Ontario retail workers launches Feb 25

1st pot stores in Ontario could be coming to Toronto, Brampton, St.Catherines

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Elizabeth Wettlaufer confession to smothering a patient kept secret during inquiry

Serial killer Wettlaufer confesses trying to harm additional patients: Commission

 

Autism Funding

Parents say Ontario’s autism service plan falls far short

Local families devastated with changes to autism treatment funding

Ontario overhauls autism program to attempt to eliminate wait list

 

Health Care

Northwestern Health Unit’s new campaign looks at factors influencing health

This is a health issue, not a moral issue: BC’s Addictions Minister Judy Darcy on the opioid crisis

Health care ‘super agency’ wrong solution for Ontario’s four big problems

Experts criticize Ontario proposal to overhaul health care system, centralize patient care

 

Professional Misconduct and Compliance

ON government fines Costco $7 million after illegal pharmacy kickbacks

 

Privacy

Ontario launches provincial strategy to balance homegrown data innovations and privacy

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

 

DDO Health Law Update

February 1, 2019: 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.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approve regulations of interest.

 

Government Newsroom

 

First Interim Report from the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine

Ontario Investing in Essential Mental Health Care Infrastructure

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Click-and-collect cannabis from private retailers not allowed in Ontario


Wettlaufer Inquiry

Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to attacking a 15th patient. The public was never told

 

Physicians

Ontario emergency room chief who hired no women for 16 years resigns amid discrimination probe

 

Mental Health

Ontario investing $633M to build 2 CAMH facilities

I let my kids take mental health days from school

Help coming for nurses struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse

 

Health Care

Ontario government considers creation of health super agency; NDP warns of privatization

Ontario government responds after NDP leaks draft bill to scrap regional health agencies

‘Tough decisions’ required to address challenges facing Ontario’s health-care system, interim reports says

Randall Denley: So-called ‘super agency’ not a magic cure for Ontario’s health care woes

Elliott refuses to say whether Ontario government will expand private delivery of health-care services

Hidden-camera footage reveals overstretched nursing home staff struggling to care for residents

 

Professional Misconduct and Compliance

One-month license suspension for Ottawa doctor who breached restrictions on drug prescribing

Kitchener doctor disciplined over unprofessional conduct

Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined almost $650K after nurses attacked

 

Privacy

‘No right to make money off us that way’: Woman targeted by baby product marketing after miscarriage

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

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