Health law update

Bills

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until September 14, 2020.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Government News

Ontario Implementing Additional Measures at Bars and Restaurants to Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

COVID Alert Available for Download Beginning Today

Ontario Building A Safer and Stronger Long-Term Care System

Ontario Launches Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission

Ontario Moving Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 3

Ontario Fast-Tracks Long-Term Care Home for Ajax

Province Announces Ontario Health Team in Eastern Ottawa

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Ontario movie theatres to allow 50 people per screening

U of L health data breach affects more than 1,200 patients

The 2nd wave is coming. Here’s what public health experts say we should expect

These 4 Canadian airports now have temperature screenings amid COVID-19

New Toronto data shows how racialized, lower-income communities being hit hard by coronavirus

Pandemic Loneliness in Late Life

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Not The End Of Humanity, But It’s Putting Us To The Test

Ford urges people to download COVID-19 app as Ontario reports uptick in new cases

Coronavirus: Ontario health official explains why mandatory testing not being used for teachers

Privacy and AI

CAMH, Western among Canadian orgs. affected by ransomware attack on Blackbaud

Major privacy breach at BC Cancer Foundation

Things to Do this Weekend

How to make the most of the weirdest summer ever

Every new title coming to Netflix Canada in August

Outdoor activity guide: Ten sporty, adventurous things to do near Toronto this summer

Health law update

Bills

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until September 14, 2020.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Government News

Ontario Legislature Adjourns after Significant Sitting in Response to COVID-19

Ontario Unveils New Innovative Approach to Building Long-Term Care Homes Faster

Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 3

Ontario Announces Five New Ontario Health Teams

A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 3

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

B.C. health-care workers hope to share virtual communications system they never had to use

Quebec union says N95 masks should be mandatory for all health-care workers

Who Gets the Covid-19 Vaccine First? Here’s One Idea

Ontario doctors launch program to help patients connect with loved ones during pandemic

Family doctors turn to charity, other businesses to address PPE shortage

Privacy and AI

National contact tracing app begins beta testing after delay

Where is the COVID-19 contact tracing app that was supposed to launch in Ontario?

Things to Do this Weekend

Massive heat dome triggers Environment Canada to issue weather warning for Toronto

Movie theatres near Toronto have reopened and this is what’s different now

10 patios in Toronto where you can watch sports on big screen TVs

Health law update

Bills

No new bills of interest.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Government News

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

Province Takes Steps to Ensure All Ontarians Benefit from Local Research and Innovation

Hospital Assumes Management of Villa Colombo in North York

Ontario Accelerating the Development of Long-Term Care Homes

Ontario Launches Long-Term Care Pilot Project to Help End Hallway Health Care

Province Supports Development of Made-in-Ontario N95 Respirator

Ontario Eliminating the Practice of Birth Alert

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

The mystery of COVID-19 long haulers’ months-long symptoms

Face masks now mandatory across almost all of northeastern Ontario

Health charities in Canada hit with historic loss in revenue during COVID-19

Ontario will see $7B COVID-19 recovery deal with Ottawa, as parts of province head to Stage 3 of reopening

He invented the N95 mask filter. When coronavirus hit he was called to help once again

Canada still working with China on COVID-19 vaccine despite delay: Trudeau

Canada, U.S. extend border closure agreement until Aug. 21

U.S. extends cruise ship ban to end of September as coronavirus cases spike

Canadian hospitality workers fearing long-term unemployment seek government action

Canadian leaders botched mandatory masking. Here’s how to fix it. (opinion)

The pandemic has disrupted death and mourning in ways we don’t yet understand

Pandemic-rattled Canadians still cautious about everything from schools to 2nd lockdowns, polls say

Genetic Testing

Shanon forwarded a recent decision of the SCC that upholds the federal act that prevents discrimination based on genetic testing:

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/18417/index.do

Privacy and AI

Groups launch legal action against Ontario for sharing COVID-19 data with police

Things to Do this Weekend

20 things to do in and around Toronto this summer that don’t require a lot of travel

Updated Ontario Emergency Orders Chart

The updated chart is now available here:

http://EMCPA Orders and other Regs.INQDDO.July13.20

Bill 195, the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, was introduced on July 7, 2020. The bill, if enacted, will continue those emergency orders made under sections 7.0.2 and 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Unlike orders under the EMCPA, continued orders will have a duration of 30 days and may be extended for 30 days. Certain continued orders will not be subject to amendment under the new Act, when proclaimed in force.

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.ola.org for the full text of proposed legislation. This chart is current only to the date and time indicated.

Health law update

Bills

Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020

This Bill was introduced by Hon. Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General on July 7, 2020 and it was carried on First Reading.

The Bill enacts the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.The Act continues orders made under sections 7.0.2 and 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in relation to COVID-19. Continued orders will cease to apply after 30 days but can be extended by the Lieutenant Governor in Council for additional periods of up to 30 days.

More Information: https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-195/status

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Government News

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Send students back to class full-time this fall, OPH says

Eliminating COVID-19 cases in Canada will exact too heavy a toll on society, health experts say

‘Shock and kill’: Ontario researchers make major breakthrough on the pathway to curing HIV

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns for ‘wear a mask!’ PSA on coronavirus

Coronavirus: Toronto authorities cracking down on illegal beach parties, restricting parking

The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

Planning For End-Of-Life Care Is More Crucial Than Ever. Here’s How

Privacy and AI

Royal Military College of Canada investigating cybersecurity attack

Forbes Insights: How UnitedHealth Group Harnesses Data For A Better Covid-19 Response

Things to Do this Weekend

“Living alone has been a huge challenge and my cat has kept me sane”: New pet owners share their pandemic adoption stories

What the new normal looks like this summer and beyond

Health law update

Bills

No new bills of interest.

Regulations

No new and approved regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

COVID-19

Hospital workers still waiting for pandemic pay promised in April

Health unit to issue mandatory mask order for higher-risk establishments and public transit

‘I had to fight’: COVID-19 sends Ontario woman on 87-day battle for survival

Mobile app chosen to track mental health in Saskatchewan farmers

Coronavirus quarantine order for travelers entering Canada extended to Aug. 31

Toronto’s board of health approves proposal for voluntary coronavirus isolation centres

Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safe To Dine Indoors — Or Outdoors?

Privacy and AI

Sunnybrook and OMA devise an interactive platform

Medtronic team uses data and analytics to reduce wait times at hospitals

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

These Robots Are The Key To Reopening After The Pandemic

Meet The Companies Using VR To Treat Coronavirus-Related Stress And Anxiety

Things to Do this Weekend

‘Lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer’: Heat wave sweeps across Central Canada

Outdoor activity guide: Ten sporty, adventurous things to do near Toronto this summer

Toronto restaurants and stores selling boxes filled with everything you need for a backyard barbecue

“It’s like scuba diving in the most amazing clear water except you’re looking around at art”: How Toronto’s Immersive van Gogh exhibit came together

Five drive-ins in and around Toronto to satisfy your cinematic summertime cravings