August 31, 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


No new and approved regulations of interest.


Professional Developments


Northern Supply Chain continues to expand to the benefit of patients and families

Ron Gagnon leaves SAH for position as president and CEO at Grand River Hospital


Articles of Interest



Liberals approve first saliva screening roadside test for cannabis


Opioid Crisis

Prescriptions led to 1 in 3 opioid deaths in Ontario in 2016, study says

Making sure patients know the risks of opioids



Gravely ill teen battling cancer and bureaucracy


Professional Misconduct

Lawyer ordered to pay $500 for swearing at judge in Toronto court

Law society triggers hearing into Diamond & Diamond’s marketing client referrals

Ottawa doctor, 44, facing sexual assault charge


Overdose Prevention Sites

Health group appeal to Ontario government to support overdose-prevention sites



Ontario’s dated sex-ed plan is a lesson in homophobia

GTA teacher refuses to teach new sex-ed curriculum despite Doug Ford’s new tip line

Doug Ford turns down heat over sex-ed ‘snitch line’


Mental Health

Supporting the mental health of first responders

OPP commissioner announces internal review of officer suicides



Is Sidewalk Labs doing enough to protect privacy? Yes

Class action suit certified


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto