DDO Health Law Update

August 12, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

 

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

  1. REG 329/04 – PHIPA

 

The proposed amendments:

  • Ontario Health will assume current responsibilities of Cancer Care Ontario (“CCO”) under PHIPA as a prescribed entity and prescribed registry, and will also assume responsibilities of eHealth Ontario (“eHO”) for creating and maintaining the provincial electronic health record (“EHR”).
  • Revocation date of the regulation provisions enabling the operation of the EHR from January 1 2020, to January 1, 2021 to ensure eHO or Ontario Health, as the case may be, may continue to create and maintain the EHR while the government continues the work necessary before Part V.1 of PHIPA could be proclaimed into force.

Comments deadline: October 7, 2019

More Information: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view_posting.jsp;jsessionid=afAHE_Jq5vrvgKY1PFsKy9t?language=en&postingId=30070

 

Ontario Newsroom

Ontario launching program to fund out-of-country dialysis services

Ontario improving access to timely care for patients in crisis

Ontario adding more mental health and addictions services for indigenous communities

More tools available for police to find missing seniors

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health Teams

Guelph health partnerships moves towards OHT

Cambridge area health group reaches next round in Ontario Health Team process

Local push for Ontario Health Team continues

 

Health Care

Ontario needs $5.2B in additional health cuts to reach savings targets: report

Ontario to party fund dialysis for travelers after cutting out-of-country health care

Health group says Ontario must do more to protect children from climate change

Health Sciences North welcomes 25 new doctors

Canada slow to act against shoddy stem cell therapies, new paper argues

 

Privacy

Metrolinx to consult Ontario privacy watchdog before sharing ridership data

Ontario woman files class action against Capital One following data breach

Capital One now contacting millions of Canadians affected by data breach

 

Physicians

‘Manipulating physicians’: How drug reps pitch your doc

 

Professionalism and Misconduct

College cautions outspoken Sudbury doctor

Kelly McParland: The Wettlaufer report is clear – no one is to blame for anything

 

AI

Canada’s chief information officer Alex Benay leaving to join AI startup Mindbridge

Skills evaluation, tailored feedback: McGill AI project could change the way brain surgeons are trained

 

DDO Health Law Update

August 6, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

 

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Ontario Newsroom

 

Ontario Taking Immediate Action to improve Long-Term Care System

 

DDO Blogs

 

Long-Term Care Home System Strained but Not Broken: Summary of the LTC Homes Inquiry Report

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health Teams

View the full list of teams: Ontario Health Teams web page.

 

Privacy

Capital One data breach hits about 6 million people in Canada, 100 million in US

Canada’s privacy commissioner opens investigation into Capital One data breach

 

Professionalism

Ontario doctor with history of fraud, misconduct resigns, will not practice in province again

Inside an Ontario fentanyl trafficking ring involving a doctor and a pharmacist

Toronto neurosurgeon who murdered wife to face disciplinary charges

Greed, betrayal and medical misconduct at North York General

 

AI

Will Artificial Intelligence improve health care for everyone?

DDO Health Law Update

July 19, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

 

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Ontario Newsroom

Ontario Investing in New Program to Support Seniors’ Mental Health

Ontario opening more transitional care beds in the GTA

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health Teams

Orillia group chosen to establish new Ontario Health Team

Hamilton and Burlington health providers apply to be first in Ontario to reinvent care

 

Cannabis

Retail cannabis company wants to see store open in Kitchener

Cannabis sales jumped $11M in May as more stores open

Who’s really behind Toronto’s chain of illegal pot shops that won’t quit?

 

Health Care

Ontario hospital visits related to sexual assault much higher than previously thought: study

4 in 10 deaths avoidable in northern Ontario First Nation communities: report

 How one Ontario town is luring young doctors – and keeping them there

 

Privacy

Is privacy dead?

‘Just walk away from it’: The scary things companies like FaceApp can do with your data

 

Physicians

Nearly 53, 000 sexual assault cases treated by Ontario doctors over 15 years: study

 

AI

Former Vector Institute VP Darin Graham to lead LG’s Toronto AI Lab

 

Things to do this Weekend

35 things to do in Toronto this weekend

DDO Health Law Update

July 12, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

 

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Ontario Newsroom

Ontario Expanding Midwifery Services

Electronic Press Kit Now Available: Ontario Expanding Midwifery Services

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Ontario’s slow rollout of weed stores could help the black market thrive for longer

 

Health Care

About 150 Baycrest hospital workers let go after audit finds misuse in employment benefits

Ontario government wants to expand midwives’ ability to prescribe medications

 

Physicians

Search the Star’s database of Ontario’s top-billing doctors

Alliston doctors no longer practicing after probe into opioid prescribing

 

Things to do this Weekend

Meet the new Raptors trying to fill the Kawhi-shaped hole in Toronto’s heart

25 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Summerlicious – July 5 – 21

DDO Health Law Update

July 5, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

 

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO Blogs

 

Procuring through a distributor: Set expectations early!

Drafting Research Funding Agreements

 

Ontario Newsroom

 

Ontario investing in expansion of the Ottawa Hospital

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care

Opinion: Ontario health quality will suffer under the Peoples Health Act

Opinion: Ontario Premier’s Council is getting it right on health care

 

Physicians

What next for Ontario’s top-billing doctors?

Of the 194 highest-billing doctors in Ontario, 54 are ophthalmologists. Why?

 

Privacy

Ontario privacy commissioner recommends updating laws to prepare for smart cities

 

DDO Health Law Update

June 28, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Ontario Newsroom

 

Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine Releases Second Report

Ontario investing in Hospital Infrastructure at SickKids

Government announces Ontario’s First-Ever Digital and Data Task Force, Unveils Second Phase of Data Strategy Consultations

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care 

Ford health-care adviser pushes for digital solutions ‘financial incentives’ to hallway medicine

Editorial: Transparency on what doctors bill OHIP informs the health-care debate

Opinion: A threat to the quality of cancer care in Ontario

Health care advisory council report gives Ford government wide berth to move forward with agenda

Less ‘playing with your poop’: Ontario introduces new colon cancer home screening kit

‘Disheartening’ having to issue HIV outbreak warning in Thunder Bay, medical officer of health says

 

Physicians

Revealed: Ontario’s Top 10 highest-billing doctors

They’re Ontario’s top-billing doctors, but for years their identities have been kept secret. Until now.

Patients benefit from insight into doctors’ pay

McMaster medical assistant wins grievance over termination despite “unethical’ drunken sex with student

 

Social Services

Children’s aid workers in Ottawa demand province reverse cuts

Human trafficking survivor says Indigenous women and girls especially at risk

 

Privacy

Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Calls for Updated Privacy Laws to Prepare for a Digital Ontario

 

Things to do this Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

Fireworks and festivities: Here’s your guide to Canada Day celebrations in Toronto

Canada Day weekend brings road closures to Toronto