August 12, 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
- REG 329/04 – PHIPA
The proposed amendments:
- Ontario Health will assume current responsibilities of Cancer Care Ontario (“CCO”) under PHIPA as a prescribed entity and prescribed registry, and will also assume responsibilities of eHealth Ontario (“eHO”) for creating and maintaining the provincial electronic health record (“EHR”).
- Revocation date of the regulation provisions enabling the operation of the EHR from January 1 2020, to January 1, 2021 to ensure eHO or Ontario Health, as the case may be, may continue to create and maintain the EHR while the government continues the work necessary before Part V.1 of PHIPA could be proclaimed into force.
Comments deadline: October 7, 2019
More Information: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view_posting.jsp;jsessionid=afAHE_Jq5vrvgKY1PFsKy9t?language=en&postingId=30070
Ontario launching program to fund out-of-country dialysis services
Ontario improving access to timely care for patients in crisis
Ontario adding more mental health and addictions services for indigenous communities
More tools available for police to find missing seniors
Articles of Interest
Ontario Health Teams
Guelph health partnerships moves towards OHT
Cambridge area health group reaches next round in Ontario Health Team process
Local push for Ontario Health Team continues
Ontario needs $5.2B in additional health cuts to reach savings targets: report
Ontario to party fund dialysis for travelers after cutting out-of-country health care
Health group says Ontario must do more to protect children from climate change
Health Sciences North welcomes 25 new doctors
Canada slow to act against shoddy stem cell therapies, new paper argues
Metrolinx to consult Ontario privacy watchdog before sharing ridership data
Ontario woman files class action against Capital One following data breach
Capital One now contacting millions of Canadians affected by data breach
‘Manipulating physicians’: How drug reps pitch your doc
Professionalism and Misconduct
College cautions outspoken Sudbury doctor
Kelly McParland: The Wettlaufer report is clear – no one is to blame for anything
Canada’s chief information officer Alex Benay leaving to join AI startup Mindbridge
Skills evaluation, tailored feedback: McGill AI project could change the way brain surgeons are trained