DDO Health Law Update

January 24, 2020: 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.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new or approved regulations of interest.

 

Government news

Ontario Takes Steps to Safeguard the Health of the Public against the Coronavirus

 

Articles of Interest

 

MAID

Changes coming to medical assistance in dying legislation

Online government survey on medical aid in dying sees record-breaking response

Medical assistance in dying will be extended to people not at the end of their life

 

Health

Ontario public health restructuring should be negotiated, not forced: Report

Ontario hospitals ask for nearly $1 billion to ease hallway health-care problem

Three Canadian airports to screen air travellers from central China amid outbreak

Alberta’s doctors say they worry about the effects of a conscience rights bill

Pay-as-you-go health care: Uninsured people in Canada face sky-high bills, delays in treatment, doctors say

Some of Ontario’s biggest hospitals are filled beyond capacity nearly every day, new data reveals

 

Privacy

How To Assess Your Company’s Privacy And Data Protection Readiness

 

Professionalism

Ontario surgeon suspended for crude Twitter remarks about 2 female doctors

Markham family doctor who twice sent dying infant home loses licence

 

Things to Do This Winter

50 things to do this winter in Toronto

DDO Health Law Update

January 17, 2020: 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.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new or approved regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Health risks with cannabis edibles can be short- and long-term, says deputy chief public health officer

 

Health

Ottawa launches public consultations to meet court deadline to loosen rules for medically assisted death

‘There’s nothing for him,’ says mom of son with brain injury from fentanyl overdoses

Is Canada at risk from a mysterious Chinese virus related to SARS?

Ontario hospitals ask for nearly $1 billion to ease hallway health-care problem

 

Privacy

In Healthcare, It’s Not About More Data — It’s About The Right Data

How Doctors May Be Spending More Time With Electronic Health Records Than Patients

9 Reasons Why Cybersecurity Stress Is an Industry Epidemic

Ottawa considering ‘significant and meaningful’ compensation for privacy breach victims

 

A.I

Artificial intelligence doesn’t need ‘agile’ governance, it needs firm regulation

Personalized Healthcare Technology On Display At CES 2020

 

Professionalism

Oakville doctor charged with multiple counts of sexual assault against female patients

Patient accuses Scarborough doctor of sexual assault during medical exam

DDO Health Law Update

January 10, 2020: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

  1. Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019 received royal assent on December 10, 2019.

 

  1. Bill 153, Long Term Cares Home Amendment (Till Death Do Us Part) Act, 2019

 

This Bill was introduced by Catherine Fife (Waterloo), NDP. It was referred to the Standing Committee on December 12, 2019.

 

The Bill amends the Residents’ Bill of Rights set out in section 3 of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 by adding the right of residents not to be separated from their spouses upon admission but to have accommodation made available for both spouses so that they may continue to live together.

 

More Information: https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-153

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

  1. REG 191/18 (Personal Information), Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

 

The proposed regulatory provisions that fall under O. REG 191/18 are now in force as of January 1, 2020:

 

Ontario Newsroom

Government of Ontario Protecting the Health Care System from Fraud

Ontario Supporting St. Joseph’s Health Centre Redevelopment in Toronto

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health

Anderson reflects on tenure at Lakeridge Health

 

Cannabis

Wait for a ‘high’ before gobbling more cannabis edibles, doctors say

 

Health

Ontario sets July 1 as official end date for red-and-white health cards

‘A deeper love’: CTV News’ Marcia MacMillan shares her mother’s journey with dementia 2

Editorial Board: Ontario should end religious exemption for vaccination

Ontarians urged to get travel insurance as out-of-country OHIP coverage officially ends

How to avoid a massive holiday health care bill when OHIP out-of-country coverage ends

First confirmed case of severe vaping-related illness reported in Alberta

Dementia prevention vaccine ready for human trials, researchers say

 

First Nations

Dr. Nadine Caron named as First Nations Health Authority chair at UBC

 

Privacy

eHealth Saskatchewan hit by ransomware attack but personal health data is secure, says CEO.

Patient desperately needs his health records, but disgraced doctor won’t give them up

Are LifeLabs hack victims risking their privacy to get free credit monitoring?

3 Healthcare Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2020

 

A.I

A.I. Comes to the Operating Room

AI can now outperform doctors at detecting breast cancer. Here’s why it won’t replace them.

 

Professionalism

Calgary neurologist pleads guilty to dozens of assaults dating back to 1980s

Disgraced fertility doctor’s clinic broke federal rules as far back as 1999, inspection reports reveal

 

New Years

Five simple healthy eating goals for January and beyond

A survival guide to Eataly

Things to do this weekend