June 8, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.



Parliament has been dissolved due to the general election being called.  Please note any bill that did not reach Royal Assent is deemed to have died, and cannot be carried over between Parliaments.


Proposed Regulations

No new regulations of interest.


Articles of Interest



Woman seeks doctor. Must be willing to prescribe opioids.

Wait list for family doctors reaches 50,000 in Nova Scotia



Doug Ford is Ontario’s next premier

Doug Ford is Ontario’s next premier: Here’s what he promised to do for the province

Voter turnout in Ontario election strongest in this millennium

Ontario election results 2018: poll-by-poll riding vote map



Senate approves marijuana legalization bill with dozens of amendments

Marijuana industry seek ‘creative ways’ to brand product


Professional Misconduct

Vaughan nurse ran unlicensed cosmetic clinic linked to woman’s death, police say


Wettlaufer Inquiry

Wettlaufer  inquiry: a health-care system failure

Care home’s medication rooms not covered by cameras, Wettlaufer public inquiry hears

Union’s defence of Elizabeth Wettlaufer was ‘grossly disappointing’ says employment lawyer

Globe editorial: A horror story exposes poor management in nursing homes

Nurses union under scrutiny at Elizabeth Wettlaufer inquiry



Health, credit card data left unsecured at Ontario-based fitness app PumpUp


Mental Health

Anthony Bourdain – a life in pictures

Remembering Kate Spade’s Stylish life in Photos

In the wake of Kate Spade’s death, taking a different view on suicide

Kate Spade death compels writer to share powerful story of loss

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Crisis Centres


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Things to do this weekend in Toronto

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