August 16, 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.


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Articles of Interest


Ontario Health Teams

Durham hopeful of selection as an Ontario Health Team


Health Care

Bring in pharmacare now, health experts ask federal leaders

Ontario man walks across country raining awareness for mental health

Ontario government to regulate autism therapists

A doctor’s warning: Safety is at risk in Ontario’s ERs

‘He doesn’t want us to give up on him’, family fights to keep life support

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often face ‘distressing’ transfer, MDs find


Professionalism and Misconduct

Guelph doctor under investigation by Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons

Edmonton pediatrician charged with child pornography offences

Doctor guilty of sexual abuse but revoking license too harsh court says

The harm to hospitalized patients cost Ontarians more than $1B a year: study



Ontario Tech students using AI to teach robots sympathy

CMPA supports appropriate use of AI in healthcare

Blood pressure monitoring could be as simple as a selfie, Canadian researchers says