August 17, 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.


Articles of Interest


Opioid Crisis

Her son took a pill that was laced with fentanyl. He died in his sleep.



Marijuana advocates eager for cannabis tourism in Canada, but uncertainty looms over how it’ll look

Second Cup says it may convert Ontario coffee shops to cannabis stores

Ontario’s pot plan an ‘extremely disappointing strategy’ Waterloo economist says


Professional Misconduct

Judge slashes elderly client’s legal bill, says lawyer ‘was obviously making it all up as he went along’

Toronto neurologist’s groin exams left female patients ‘deeply disturbed’


Overdose Prevention Sites

Advocates voice concern over Ontario government’s freeze on overdose-prevention sites

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold

Do supervised injection sites bring crime and disorder? Advocates and residents disagree



Victim ‘furious’ over health-record snooping wants changes to Alberta’s prosecution limit



Ford government fires lead Ontario Medical Association negotiator


Insightful Reads

How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life (Warning: Graphic photos)

I graduated high school with honours, found a job and got into university – all while living on the street


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto

A $100 burger coated in gold, giant Chinese lanterns among highlights at 2018 CNE

The 10 most outrageous food coming to the CNE