April 27, 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 14 – Personal Information Protection Act, 2018 Before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.
Bill 31 – Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018 Consideration of  a Bill on April 26, 2018.
Bill 52 – Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions Act, 2018 Before the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
Bill PR79 – Kingston Health Sciences Centre Act, 2018 Ordered for Second Reading on April 11, 2018.


Proposed Regulations


Prescribed Therapies Regulation under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007


The College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (“CRPO”) is proposing under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 a regulation that would allow Council to make regulations prescribing therapies involving the practice of psychotherapy, governing the use of prescribed therapies, and prohibiting the use of therapies other than the prescribed therapies in the course of the practice of psychotherapy. This new regulation would apply to all Registered Psychotherapists, both in the provision of the controlled act, as part of the practice of psychotherapy and in the broader scope of practice.

Comments due: June  15, 2018

For more information: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=27366&language=en


MOHLTC News Room

More than 500 New Long-Term Care Beds for Francophone Seniors

Markham Stouffville Hospital to get 24 hour Midwifery Care Unit

More Hospital Beds, Faster Care for Families in East Toronto

66 More Long-Term Care Beds for Francophone Seniors in Welland
Ontario Funding Additional Residency Positions for Medical Graduates

Ontario Improving Health Care Facilities for Chatham-Kent Area Patients

2018 Budget Boosts Access to Health Care for Kingston Families


Articles of Interest


Health Care

Hallway Health Care


Long-Term Care Homes

Thunder Bay long-term care homes respond to inspections

Province says 232 long term care beds set aside for Northeastern Ontario


Professional Misconduct

Sask. Nurse fined $26K for critical online post has appeal dismissed


Indigenous Community

Friends to the end: How the suicides of seven Indigenous girls revealed a community undone


Consent and Sexual Assault

What do you call it when you don’t consent to sex, but don’t not consent?