August 24, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.



No new bills of interest.


Approved Regulations


REG. 406/18: Compensation Framework – Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014


O.REG 304/16: Executive Compensation Framework is revoked with this new regulation.  This new compensation framework for designated employers and designated executives is effective as of August 13, 2018. The framework outlines what are the requirements for determining salary cap, performance-related pay, and other elements of compensation.

Similar to O.REG 304/16, the new regulation prohibits elements of compensation such as payments or other benefits provided in lieu of perquisites, signing bonuses, retention bonuses and cash housing allowances.

Came into force: August 13, 2018

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Articles of Interest



Ontario’s new retail pot plan ‘puts profits over public health’ says former Obama drug adviser

Ontario says cities will have ‘short window’ to opt out of cannabis shops- but can’t say how short

Ontario Cannabis Stores says 26 licensed producers will supply online retail platform

Female cannabis users come out of the shadows as legalization looms


Professional Misconduct

Inside the case files of an opioid doctor

Manitoba doctors’ college not asking police to investigate allegations against suspended doctor


Overdose Prevention Sites

Health officials concerned over Ontario’s plans review overdose prevention sites



The differences between Ontario’s interim sex-ed curriculum and 2015’s

Educators slam Ford’s ‘snitch line’ for teachers who defy sex and rollback



Experts urge close monitoring of privacy issues when Ontario makes marijuana sales online-only this fall

Rights to privacy shouldn’t depend on property, say Winnipeg anti-poverty group


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