August 30, 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


DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Special!


Articles of Interest

Digital Health

Big Data and Health

Epic to Gather Records of 20 Million Patients for Medical Research

Most Patients Say They Would Share Records for Medical Research

Ontario Health Teams: Digital Health Playbook


Health Care

Calgary Clinic Using New Device for Neural Therapy

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Seeking to Settle 2,000 Lawsuits for Up To $12B

P.E.I. Woman Spending Life Savings Waiting for Lung Transplant in Toronto


Public Health

New Analysis Finds Link Between Vaping and Cannabis Use in Teens, Young Adults

Is This the End of Ebola, ‘King’ of All Diseases?

CEO of Vape Company Juul Says Non-Smokers Shouldn’t Use Their Product

World Health Organization Applauds Pinterest’s ‘Leadership’ in Fighting Vaccine Misinformation