September 7, 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


School Health Professional Services – Regulation 386/99 – Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994


This Regulation was amended to remove physiotherapy services, occupational therapy services and speech-language pathology services from the definition of “school health professional services” but only in relation to the provision of these services by the Local Health Integration Networks (“LHINS”) in publicly funded school.  The Ministry of Children and Youth Services will be responsible for these services, and the LHINs will continue to provide these services to children in private schools and children being home-schooled. This amendment to the Regulation will be effective on Sept 28, 2018.


For More Information:


Professional Developments


Ottawa announces seven judicial appointments for Ontario


Articles of Interest



The most populous First Nation in Canada is drafting its own cannabis law


Health Care

Ontario should lift health-care wait period for new permanent residents

Ontario hospitals will need to find ‘efficient ways’ to operate: Christine Elliott


Opioid Crisis

BC getting $71.1 million to increase access to treatment for substance abuse

Ontario can’t afford to fumble on the opioid crisis


Professional Misconduct

Ontario still  has not pursued punishment against Costco after its pharmacy directors admitted to illegal payment scheme

Malpractice decision explores the importance of framing doctor-patient relationships in court


Overdose Prevention Sites

Ottawa determined to keep supervised drug-use sites running in Ontario

Health care providers urge Ontario to open new overdose prevention sites



This is what Ontario elementary school students will learn in sex ed and what they used to learn

Ontario elementary teachers union files court challenge over sex-ed rollback, ‘snitch line’



Victims of student loan privacy breach may be eligible for $60 or more

‘I’m looking out your front door’: Stranger had access to homeowner’s security cameras


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

Where to spot celebrities at TIFF

Tiff Schedule

Every new title coming to Netflix Canada in September