August 23, 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


There are no new and approved regulations of interest.


DDO News and Training

DDO Health Law Privacy Officer Training – Early Bird Special!


Government Newsroom

Supporting Students – Respecting Parents

Ontario bringing key health services together under one roof in the Ottawa region

Appropriateness Working Group Recommendations


Articles of Interest



42 Ontario cannabis store licenses to be awarded in 2nd lottery


Health Care

Ontario government to scrap ineffective medical tests, duplicative services to cut costs

Critics call it ‘shortsighted’ and ‘wrong’ but Ontario government moving forward with municipal funding cuts

How to end hallway medicine, Part 2: Solving the long-term-care crunch

Ontario scrap certain infertility tests, pre-op assessment to cut costs

Province pledges up to $75M for Orleans Health Hub

HPRAC’s Final Report: Applied Behaviour Analysis: Risk of Harm and Oversight”.

Opinion: Health care cannot modernize unless health policy changes first

National shortage of blood pressure drug shows safeguards are needed, doctors say


Professionalism and Misconduct

One of Ontario’s top-billing doctors faces discipline for alleged ‘incompetent’ care and inappropriate billings


Interesting Reads

The Woman with 200 kids