October 11, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.




The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.


Proposed and Approved Regulations


No new and approved regulations of interest.


DDO News and Training

Health Sector Privacy Officer Training – Last week to register!


Ontario Newsroom

Ontario expanding emergency services for patients in Scarborough

Ontario investing in critical hospital improvements for patients in Grimsby

Ontario health minister hires Jim Pine

Ontario More than Doubles Mental Health Funding for Students

Joint Statement by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions on Mental Illness Awareness Week

Ontario Investing in New Long-Term Care Beds


Articles of Interest


Ontario Health Team

Local group applies to become an Ontario Health Team

Ontario government names adviser for consultations on public health amalgamations

Algoma OHT submits full application to Ontario Ministry of Health to become an Ontario Health Team



Police in Ontario arrest three, dismantle major cannabis grow-op allegedly linked to organized crime


Health Care

Exclusive: Federal government cuts reimbursements for military health care, hospitals on the hook for millions

Trudeau promises troops won’t be hurt by health-care fight with provinces

New tools help seniors and their health-care team reduce over-medication, Canadian study finds

Alberta healthcare workers overpaid compares to other provinces: Canadian Taxpayers Federation



Privacy breaches on the rise, AHS recent target


Professional Misconduct

CPSO withdraws sexual abuse allegations against Brian Thicke

LaSalle doctor pleads guilty to possessing child porn


Things to do this Weekend

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