May 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 31 – Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018

Ordered for Third Reading on May 3, 2018.


Proposed Regulations


Regulation 522 – Expanding Inter-provincial Health Care Coverage to Include Home Care Services


Regulation 522 would be amended to provide immediate OHIP coverage for individuals moving to Ontario from another province or territory where they were insured under a publicly funded health insurance plan and require access to home care services.

Comments Deadline: June 18, 2018



Approved Regulations


Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (“HPPA”)


The proposed changes to the regulations to HPPA related to Schedule 3 of the Strengthening Quality Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 has been approved. A new authority has been established to permit the regulation of certain recreational water facilities and public service settings



MOHLTC News Room

Nearly 500 more long term care beds for seniors in indigenous communities


Articles of Interest


Health Care

NDP promises OHIP coverage for take-home cancer drugs

Medical malpractice cases take too long and cost taxpayers too much report finds


Professional Misconduct

Medical Disorder Part 1: Bad Doctors Who Cross The Border Can Hide their Dirty Secrets. We Dug Them Up.

Medical Disorder Part 2: Canada’s Medical Watchdogs Know More About Bad Doctors Than They Are Telling you

Newboro doctor with ‘special interest’ in pain management suspended for misconduct

This Alberta doctor’s drinking cost him his U.S medical license twice


Indigenous Community

OMA apologizes for offending Indigenous peoples



Paying for surrogacy, sperm and human eggs should not be a crime

Argument of paying for surrogacy, sperm and eggs based on misinformation


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