Ontario Emergency Orders

The updated emergency orders chart is available here.

https://ddohealthlaw.com/app/uploads/2020/06/EMCPA-Orders-and-other-Regs.INQDDO.June29.20.docx

Stay safe.

Disclaimer: This chart is provided for information purposes only and is not legal advice.  The links provided to https://www.ontario.ca/laws/ will contain the text of the regulations in this document; however, the statutes accessible at that site might not reflect these regulatory amendments.  Please consult www.ontla.on.ca for the full text of proposed legislation. This chart is current only to the date and time indicated.

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Bills

No new bills of interest.

Proposed Regulations

  1. College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) and College of Optometrists of Ontario (COO) Spousal Exception Regulations

The CDHO and COO are proposing regulations to permit their members to treat their spouses.

More informationhttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32928&language=en

Open for Comments: June 12, 2020 – July 27, 2020

  1. College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO)

The CMRITO is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 866/93 (Registration) made under the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017

More informationhttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32847&language=en

Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

  1. Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 203/94 (General) made under the Chiropody Act, 1991

The College of Chiropodists of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to enable a flexible approach to prescribing drugs by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which chiropodists and podiatrists can prescribe within their scope of practice. The College is also proposing to expand the list of controlled drugs and substances that members may prescribe and the list of substances that members may administer by injection into the foot.

More informationhttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32898&language=en

Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

  1. Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991

The Ontario College of Pharmacists is proposing regulatory amendments to allow pharmacists to: 1. Administer the influenza vaccine to children as young as 2 years old; 2. Renew prescriptions in quantities of up to a year’s supply; and 3. Administer certain substances by injection and/or inhalation for purposes that are in addition to patient education and demonstration.

More Information: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32867&language=en

Open for Comments:  June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

  1. Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 112/11 Designated Drugs and Standards of Practice made under the Optometry Act, 1991

The College of Optometrists of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to its drug regulation by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which optometrists may prescribe within the optometric scope of practice.

More Informationhttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32927&language=en

Open for Comments: June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

  1. Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 884/93 (Designated Drugs) made under the Midwifery Act, 1991

The College of Midwives of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to enable a flexible approach to prescribing drugs by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which midwives can prescribe. The College is also proposing to specify categories of controlled drugs and substances that midwives may prescribe, categories of drugs that midwives may administer by suppository, and categories of substances that midwives may administer by injection or inhalation.

More Information: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32887&language=en

Open for Comments: June 12, 2020 –  July 27, 2020

  1. Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7.

The Ministry of Health is now proposing amendments to Paragraph 11 of Section 5 of the Reports Regulation that would require the collection of information on race, income level, language, and household size for individuals who test positive for a novel coronavirus, including COVID-19.

The collection of data on race, income, language, and household size in a province-wide, standardized manner, for cases of COVID-19, is important to:

• Ensure a more complete picture of data collection related to COVID-19;

• Reduce inconsistencies in data collection efforts to date; and

• Inform effective public health practices and interventions in response to COVID-19.

More Informationhttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32967&language=en

Comments Due Date: June 21, 2020

  1. Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA), including: 1. General Regulation related to technical matters; and 2. Corporations Sole Regulation to prescribe provisions that apply to corporations sole (i.e. a corporation constituted in a single person who, in right of some office or function, has corporate status).

More Informationhttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=32747&language=en

Comments Due Date: June 22, 2020

Government news

Ontario Prepares for the Safe Reopening of Schools

Ontario Moves Forward with Infrastructure Projects that Improve Communities and Create Jobs

Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students

Ontario Marks Three Months Since Declaration of Emergency

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

Ontario Expanding Data Collection to Help Stop Spread of COVID-19

More People Can Get Back to Work as Additional Businesses and Services to Reopen This Week

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Canada tops 100000 reported coronavirus cases

Mandatory masks a ‘small and hopefully temporary’ measure people can handle, health official says

‘A very powerful moment in our history’: Southern First Nations take greater control over health care

Should wearing a mask in public be mandatory?

‘A public relations campaign’: Some provinces at odds with Trudeau government over COVID-19 infrastructure plans

Insurers May Only Pay For Coronavirus Tests When They’re ‘Medically Necessary’

Occupational health nurses to become new front line as Ontario reopens, advocate says

Privacy and AI

PM says a national contact tracing app is coming next month, how will it work?

Ford says new COVID-19 contact tracing app has ‘100 per cent privacy’

Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market

Virtual Reality Helps Medics Beat Coronavirus

Creating Planet Data To Fight Covid-19 And Future Healthcare Emergencies

How Technology Is Helping Increase Diversity In Clinical Trials

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter network to spend $12M US to fight institutionalized racism

Things to Do this Weekend

3 Inexpensive Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Coronavirus Era

Ontario Emergency Orders

The updated emergency orders chart is now available.

EMCPA Orders and other Regs.INQDDO.June15.20

Stay safe.

Disclaimer: This chart is provided for information purposes only and is not legal advice.  Please note that the links provided to https://www.ontario.ca/laws/ will contain the text of the regulations in this document; however, the statutes accessible at that site might not reflect these regulatory amendments.  Please consult www.ontla.on.ca for the full text of proposed legislation. This chart is current only to the date and time indicated.

Health Law Update

Government news

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency until June 30

Ontario Appoints Special Advisor to Develop Health Data Platform

New Management Appointed at Kitchener Long-Term Care Home

Ontario Extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

New Brunswick doctor’s story calls attention to COVID-related racism

Ontario’s COVID-19 lockdown is now harming health more than it’s helping, some experts say

Pandemic exposing cracks in home-care system, family says

Unanswered phone calls and faxes cause delays in giving people COVID-19 results

Tam warns of ‘explosive’ second COVID-19 wave if reopening mishandled

For the Deaf, Social Distancing Can Mean Social Isolation

Phase III Vaccine Trials, Testing On Thousands, Could Start In July

Planned surgeries, procedures ‘slowly resuming’ at London, Ont., hospitals

Philpott appointed as special advisor to Ontario government, will help develop new health data platform

Black Lives Matter

Protest, but protest safely, Sudbury health unit says

Premier Doug Ford acknowledges systemic racism in Ontario, backtracks on earlier comments

Canadian marches, vigils taking place to honour black lives lost at hands of police

Privacy & AI

Robot to safely swab for coronavirus developed by scientists in Denmark

From coronavirus to cyber security: The wisdoms of dealing with pandemics

Groups say Ontario emergency orders to fight coronavirus pandemic violate privacy

Ontario Emergency Orders

The updated emergency orders chart is now accessible at this link.

EMCPA Orders and other Regs.INQDDO.June04.20

Stay safe.

Disclaimer: This chart is provided for information purposes only and is not legal advice.  Please note that the links provided to https://www.ontario.ca/laws/ will contain the text of the regulations in this document; however, the statutes accessible at that site might not reflect these regulatory amendments.  Please consult www.ontla.on.ca for the full text of proposed legislation. This chart is current only to the date and time indicated.