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

DDO Health Law Update

June 21, 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 continues to unlock value of world-class health care agencies and redirects health care dollars from administration to direct patient care

Premier Ford Announces Changes to his Cabinet

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health Teams 

More than 150 groups apply to become OHT as competition for care intensifies

 

Health Care 

Ford government lays off more than 400 workers at Ontario health agencies Wednesday

416 ‘back-office’ workers laid off as Ontario merges health agencies

Champlain LHIN staff among hundreds across Ontario laid off

 

Artificial Intelligence

Ontario Human Rights Commission looking at AI impact on racial profiling

 

Physicians

More doctors are prescribing opioids to prevent their patients from dying of overdoses

Morale among some Ottawa Hospital doctors low amid ‘chaos’ of new records system rollout

 

Privacy

Privacy fears at an all-time high, former Ontario privacy commissioner says

Desjardins says personal info of 2.9 million members shared illegally by employee

Teens have privacy rights, doctor tells inquest into opioid death

 

Things to do this Weekend

50 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Pride Toronto weekend begins, parade to take place on Sunday

Toronto Raptors draw massive crowds to victory parade and rally

DDO Health Law Update

June 14, 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 ending hallway health care in Etobicoke with hospital expansion

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

OCS calls out for cannabis edibles, extracts producers

 

Ontario Health Teams 

OHT: Ontario Government rethinking numbers as more than 150 groups vying to deliver care

 

Health Care 

Ontario health minister announces hospital, EMS funding for transport of sick newborns

‘Dramatic’ doubling of teens visiting Ontario ERS with self-harm injuries

‘New 18 now is 28′: How screens delay teens’ emotional maturity

 

Artificial Intelligence

Toronto hospital to use AI, data science to understand mental health

 

Things to do this Weekend

7 big moments from the Raptors’ historic finals win

Reveling in glory of Raptors’ win, fans line up in droves to secure official team gear