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

DDO Health Law Update

August 16, 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 Training

 

DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Special!

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health Teams

Durham hopeful of selection as an Ontario Health Team

 

Health Care

Bring in pharmacare now, health experts ask federal leaders

Ontario man walks across country raining awareness for mental health

Ontario government to regulate autism therapists

A doctor’s warning: Safety is at risk in Ontario’s ERs

‘He doesn’t want us to give up on him’, family fights to keep life support

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often face ‘distressing’ transfer, MDs find

 

Professionalism and Misconduct

Guelph doctor under investigation by Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons

Edmonton pediatrician charged with child pornography offences

Doctor guilty of sexual abuse but revoking license too harsh court says

The harm to hospitalized patients cost Ontarians more than $1B a year: study

 

AI

Ontario Tech students using AI to teach robots sympathy

CMPA supports appropriate use of AI in healthcare

Blood pressure monitoring could be as simple as a selfie, Canadian researchers says

 

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