DDO Health Law Update

October 19, 2018: 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.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status
 Bill 36 – Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Royal Assent received on October 17, 2018.  

 

Regulations

 

No new regulations of interest.

 

DDO in the News and Training

 

DDO’s Risk Management for Health Care Charities: https://healthcarecharities.ca/ (Hurry! Sign up before October 25th for Early Bird Special)

 

MOHLTC News Room

Statement from Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

2018 Minister’s Medal Awards Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Ontario pot consumption bill passes, cannabis available through online store

Ontario Cannabis Store opens for online sales, government passes marijuana bill

Ontario First Nations fight for cannabis rights

Ontario schools prepare for legalization of recreational cannabis

Winnipeg, Ontario police hand out tickets for cannabis in vehicles

Priced too high? Shoppers balk at marijuana price tag

Pot is now legal in Ontario. Here’s what you need to know

 

Health Care

Government memo indicates major restructuring plan for Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Ontario couple of 53 years separate by lack of long-term care beds

 

Privacy

AHS failed to protect health information, privacy commissioner finds

Eastern Health privacy breach names patient who suffered pregnancy and infant loss

$400K settlement reached in Capital Health patient privacy breach

DDO Health Law Update

October 12, 2018: 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.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status
Bill 36 – Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Consideration of a Bill before the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

 

DDO in the News and Training

 

DDO’s Risk Management for Health Care Charities: https://healthcarecharities.ca/ (Sign up before October 25th for Early Bird Special)

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Pot plans may have ‘unforeseen’ consequences for youth, boards of health say

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy ahead of cannabis legalization

Ontarians don’t have absolute right to be stoned at work: human rights commission

 

Health Care

Why Doug Ford’s hospital funding will not end hallway medicine

 

Professional Misconduct

Ont. transgender care doctor no longer allowed to practice medicine

Law society proceeding for suspended Thunder Bay lawyer to resume in November

 

Mental Health

Mental health first aid

 

DDO Health Law Update

October 5, 2018: 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.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status
Bill 36 – Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

 

Regulations

No new regulations of interest.

 

DDO in the News and Training

 

Dialogue RFPs can provide for more innovative solutions by Michael Gleeson

https://www.advocatedaily.com/michael-gleeson-dialogue-rfps-can-provide-for-more-innovative-solutions.html

Boards should brainstorm, consult when faced with reduced funding by Kathy O’Brien

https://www.advocatedaily.com/profile/kathy-obrien-boards-should-brainstorm-consult-when-faced-with-reduced-funding.html

 

DDO Course Offerings

 

*NEW* DDO’s Risk Management for Health Care Charities: https://healthcarecharities.ca/ (Sign up now for Early Bird Special by October 25th)

 

MOHLTC Newsroom

 

Ontario’s Government for the People Taking Immediate Action to end Hallway Health

Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine Member Biographies

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioid Crisis

1265 crosses planted at Queen’s Park to push province to end freeze on ‘life saving’ overdose prevention sites

 

Marijuana

Can Ontario cops smoke pot? Police association unhappy with policy talks.

US authorities seize nearly 750kg of marijuana at Ontario border crossing

Nearly 2 million drivers have driven high on pot in Ontario: CAA

Does cannabis affect your memory?

 

Health Care

Ontario government announces $90 million to address hospital overcrowding

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Public phase of Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up, victims told ‘your grief is not in vain’

 

Mental Health

Ontario government-funded program offers mental health support 24/7

‘Our mental health system is flawed Canadian app offers online video counselling for patients in need

 

 

DDO Health Law Update

October 5, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

 

Regulations

 

 

 

Articles of Interest

 

 

 

Marijuana

 

 

Health Care

 

Mental Health

 

Charities and NFPs

 

 

Professional Misconduct

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

 

DDO Health Law Update

September 21, 2018: 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.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Canadian marijuana producer gets permission to send medical pot to U.S. for trial

How bad is smoking pot for my lungs?

In a month, pot will be legal. But the list of rules has never been longer.

Ontario village surprised by appearance of cannabis farm licensed by Health Canada

 

Health Care

‘I am mine’: This is what Alzheimer’s is like at 41

Toronto hospital can’t force unvaccinated nurses to wear masks, ruling says

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Data expert testifies about senior home mortality rates at Wettlaufer inquiry

Civil suit filed by daughter of Wettlaufer murder victim

 

Professional Misconduct

Toronto doctor reprimanded for sexual abuse

Saskatchewan doctor charged with improperly prescribing marijuana

Sister nurses accused of misconduct at private Woodstock hospital

 

Privacy

Canada is plagued by Bitcoin ransoms – and there’s no help in sight

Opinion: Ontario doctors should end misguided court battle to keep billings secret

OMA turns to supreme court to stop release of names of highest paid MDs

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

A new season of Anne with an E, MOCA’s grand opening and seven other things to see, hear and do in Toronto this week

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

DDO Health Law Update

September 14, 2018: 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.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioid

Ontario health care prescription requires its minister to show up

 

Marijuana

Canadians who smoke marijuana legally or work or invest in the industry will be barred from the US customs and border protection official

 

Health Care

Some doctors prescribe antibiotics much more often than others. Ontario is trying to find out why

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Wettlaufer inquiry resumes with testimony from expert on serial killer health-care workers

Wettlaufer inquiry learns of Ontario drug disposal process

Wettlaufer murders difficult to detect, expert tells nursing home inquiry

 

Professional Misconduct

Lawyer who oversaw Caledonia class action charged with fraud: police

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

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