October 5, 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 Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.



No new regulations of interest.


DDO in the News and Training


Dialogue RFPs can provide for more innovative solutions by Michael Gleeson


Boards should brainstorm, consult when faced with reduced funding by Kathy O’Brien



DDO Course Offerings


*NEW* DDO’s Risk Management for Health Care Charities: https://healthcarecharities.ca/ (Sign up now for Early Bird Special by October 25th)


MOHLTC Newsroom


Ontario’s Government for the People Taking Immediate Action to end Hallway Health

Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine Member Biographies


Articles of Interest


Opioid Crisis

1265 crosses planted at Queen’s Park to push province to end freeze on ‘life saving’ overdose prevention sites



Can Ontario cops smoke pot? Police association unhappy with policy talks.

US authorities seize nearly 750kg of marijuana at Ontario border crossing

Nearly 2 million drivers have driven high on pot in Ontario: CAA

Does cannabis affect your memory?


Health Care

Ontario government announces $90 million to address hospital overcrowding


Wettlaufer Inquiry

Public phase of Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up, victims told ‘your grief is not in vain’


Mental Health

Ontario government-funded program offers mental health support 24/7

‘Our mental health system is flawed Canadian app offers online video counselling for patients in need