January 24, 2020: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

No new bills of interest.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new or approved regulations of interest.

 

Government news

Ontario Takes Steps to Safeguard the Health of the Public against the Coronavirus

 

Articles of Interest

 

MAID

Changes coming to medical assistance in dying legislation

Online government survey on medical aid in dying sees record-breaking response

Medical assistance in dying will be extended to people not at the end of their life

 

Health

Ontario public health restructuring should be negotiated, not forced: Report

Ontario hospitals ask for nearly $1 billion to ease hallway health-care problem

Three Canadian airports to screen air travellers from central China amid outbreak

Alberta’s doctors say they worry about the effects of a conscience rights bill

Pay-as-you-go health care: Uninsured people in Canada face sky-high bills, delays in treatment, doctors say

Some of Ontario’s biggest hospitals are filled beyond capacity nearly every day, new data reveals

 

Privacy

How To Assess Your Company’s Privacy And Data Protection Readiness

 

Professionalism

Ontario surgeon suspended for crude Twitter remarks about 2 female doctors

Markham family doctor who twice sent dying infant home loses licence

 

Things to Do This Winter

50 things to do this winter in Toronto