October 12, 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.


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.



No new regulations of interest.


DDO in the News and Training


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Articles of Interest



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