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

DDO Health Law Update

August 30, 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

 

DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Special!

 

Articles of Interest

Digital Health

Big Data and Health

Epic to Gather Records of 20 Million Patients for Medical Research

Most Patients Say They Would Share Records for Medical Research

Ontario Health Teams: Digital Health Playbook

 

Health Care

Calgary Clinic Using New Device for Neural Therapy

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Seeking to Settle 2,000 Lawsuits for Up To $12B

P.E.I. Woman Spending Life Savings Waiting for Lung Transplant in Toronto

 

Public Health

New Analysis Finds Link Between Vaping and Cannabis Use in Teens, Young Adults

Is This the End of Ebola, ‘King’ of All Diseases?

CEO of Vape Company Juul Says Non-Smokers Shouldn’t Use Their Product

World Health Organization Applauds Pinterest’s ‘Leadership’ in Fighting Vaccine Misinformation

DDO Health Law Update

August 23, 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 Newsroom

Supporting Students – Respecting Parents

Ontario bringing key health services together under one roof in the Ottawa region

Appropriateness Working Group Recommendations

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

42 Ontario cannabis store licenses to be awarded in 2nd lottery

 

Health Care

Ontario government to scrap ineffective medical tests, duplicative services to cut costs

Critics call it ‘shortsighted’ and ‘wrong’ but Ontario government moving forward with municipal funding cuts

How to end hallway medicine, Part 2: Solving the long-term-care crunch

Ontario scrap certain infertility tests, pre-op assessment to cut costs

Province pledges up to $75M for Orleans Health Hub

HPRAC’s Final Report: Applied Behaviour Analysis: Risk of Harm and Oversight”.

Opinion: Health care cannot modernize unless health policy changes first

National shortage of blood pressure drug shows safeguards are needed, doctors say

 

Professionalism and Misconduct

One of Ontario’s top-billing doctors faces discipline for alleged ‘incompetent’ care and inappropriate billings

 

Interesting Reads

The Woman with 200 kids

Drafting Research Funding Agreements: Potential Landmines

Funding R&D through private sector or charitable donations

Innovations in healthcare are often the result of research and development initiatives. Such initiatives cannot be carried out without funding. Many broader public sector organizations that carry on health-related research in Ontario rely heavily on:

  • partnerships with private sector corporations, and
  • charitable donations from philanthropic individuals and organizations,

to fund their research activities.

Risks

If your broader public sector organization receives funds from corporate partners or charitable donors, then you should ensure that the agreements, through which your organization receives such funds, are properly drafted. If not drafted with some forethought, your organization could agree to contractual obligations that conflict with its legislative or regulatory requirements.

For example, a corporate partner that is providing funding to a public hospital for a research initiative may expect the hospital to utilize the funder’s brand of equipment to carry out the research. However, the purchase of equipment by a public hospital in Ontario must be carried out in compliance with the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and the Canada Free Trade Agreement. A hospital cannot purchase a significant piece of equipment without abiding by fair and transparent procurement processes, unless the procurement falls within an exemption or circumstance of non-application under applicable procurement regulations.

As us for guidance

If created with care, a funding agreement could be drafted in a manner that allows a purchasing organization to satisfy conditions imposed on the funds by a funder, while still allowing the purchasing organization to be in compliance with its procurement (and other regulatory) obligations.

DDO would be happy to provide advice on options for drafting your organization’s funding agreements. Contact mgleeson@ddohealthlaw.com.