DDO Health Law Update

October 11, 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 News and Training

Health Sector Privacy Officer Training – Last week to register!

 

Ontario Newsroom

Ontario expanding emergency services for patients in Scarborough

Ontario investing in critical hospital improvements for patients in Grimsby

Ontario health minister hires Jim Pine

Ontario More than Doubles Mental Health Funding for Students

Joint Statement by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions on Mental Illness Awareness Week

Ontario Investing in New Long-Term Care Beds

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health Team

Local group applies to become an Ontario Health Team

Ontario government names adviser for consultations on public health amalgamations

Algoma OHT submits full application to Ontario Ministry of Health to become an Ontario Health Team

 

Cannabis

Police in Ontario arrest three, dismantle major cannabis grow-op allegedly linked to organized crime

 

Health Care

Exclusive: Federal government cuts reimbursements for military health care, hospitals on the hook for millions

Trudeau promises troops won’t be hurt by health-care fight with provinces

New tools help seniors and their health-care team reduce over-medication, Canadian study finds

Alberta healthcare workers overpaid compares to other provinces: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

 

Privacy

Privacy breaches on the rise, AHS recent target

 

Professional Misconduct

CPSO withdraws sexual abuse allegations against Brian Thicke

LaSalle doctor pleads guilty to possessing child porn

 

Things to do this Weekend

Thanksgiving in Toronto 2019: What’s open, what’s closed

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

 

DDO Health Law Update

October 4, 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

 

There are no new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO News and Training

 

Privacy Officer training at Vantage Venues October 17th register today!

In development’ health teams on cusp of approval

No Time for Downtime: 5 Ways to Overcome Data Deluge

 

Government and Health Care Industry Newsroom

Ontario Expanding Hospital Emergency Department in Geraldton

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care

Changes to OHIP take effect: What you need to know

Wax in your ears? A visit to the doctor’s office will now cost you in Ontario

Ontario growing as hallway healthcare continues at Sudbury hospital

LHSC planning to close 49 beds at two locations to deal with deficit

 

Privacy

Here’s what we know about the ransomware that hit 3 Ontario hospitals

 

DDO Health Law Update

September 27, 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

 

There are no new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO News and Training

DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Extended to September 30th

 

Government and Health Care Industry Newsroom

Kingston agencies in talks to merge to better support mental health

Ontario consults with Frontline Staff on Health Care Delivery

Ontario investing in more than 500 LTC beds in Bruce-Grey

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Lawyers for disqualified Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners say process was unfair

 

Health Care

Tentative deal reached for public health nurses in Sudbury

Banks battle it out in health-care sector as Ontario doctors launch own solution

Quebec resident confirmed as first Canadian case of vaping-related illness

New White River, Ont., clinic gives ‘equal access, equal care’ to small communities

 

Professionalism and Misconduct

Cambridge physician officially reprimanded by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Bulk of sexual assault allegations against former doctor happened at GRH: police

‘Heartbreaking and ridiculous,’ says Ontario dental hygienist who lost licence for treating wife

 

Interesting Reads

The secret life of food couriers

DDO Health Law Update

September 20, 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

 

There are no new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO News and Training

DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Special!

 

Government and Health Care Industry Newsroom

Ontario Supporting Hospital Expansion in Uxbridge

Ontario funding hospice beds in Elgin Region

Ontario Supporting Addictions Treatment and Recovery in North Bay

 

Articles of Interest

 

OHT

Dream of new OHT for kids/ More time to be a mom to son with complex health issues

 

Health Care

Ontario needs more data before further regulating vaping, says health minister

Ontario teen was on life-support after respiratory illness linked to vaping

Opinion: Ontario hospitals are prepared to make health team model work

Ontario health-care workers’ pension has up to 430M at stake in Danish tax dispute

 

Professionalism and Misconduct

Ontario doctor suspended for 14 months for showing naked selfies to female patients

DDO Health Law Update

September 13, 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

 

There are no new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO News and Training

DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Special!

One week left to save $300 off the regular price for the Privacy Officer training.

 

Government and Health Care Industry Newsroom

 

Ontario investing in new community-wide project aimed at ending child and youth suicide in Mississauga

Ontario expanding Telehealth Ontario to include smoking cessation services

Ontario expanding home and community care services

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Ontario judge grants cannabis store licensing stay, rejected applicants seek review

 

Health Care

Ford government restructuring Ontario’s health ministry

Ontario government to shutdown helpline that helps smokers quit

Ontario government announces $3M toward youth mental health project

Seniors helping seniors by setting up food bank for residents in community housing

Ontario to review vaping amid rising concerns, health minister says

 

MAID

Quebec court hands down ‘robust rejection ‘ of assisted dying criteria. Here’s what to know

 

Professionalism and Misconduct

Prominent Ontario lawyer sentenced to 6 months house arrest for bigamy, forging divorce documents

Dental hygienist loses medical license for treating his own wife

 

Things to do this Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

 

DDO Health Law Update

September 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

 

There are no new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO News and Training

DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Special!

Ontario Health Teams bring together a variety of care providers

 

Government and Health Care Industry Newsroom

New CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services

Middlesex Hospital Alliance elects new chair

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Ontario Cannabis Store CEO resigns

Ontario university launches online marijuana production course

 

Health Care

Wait times at Ontario hospitals climbed to record high this summer, data shows

Ontario might let paramedics take patients to facilities other than ERs

Police investigating death after altercation at Scarborough long-term care home

How to end hallway medicine, Part 3: Doug Ford’s plan is a start, but it’s not the solution

 

Professionalism and Misconduct

Peterborough doctor agrees to close practice – and never practice medicine again

St. Catharine’s doctor faces hearing over improper billing

 

Things to do this Weekend

Tom Hanks, Adam Driver, Priyanka Chopra and 27 other celebrities to watch out for at TIFF

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

TIFF