June 28, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until October 28, 2019.

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

Ontario Newsroom

 

Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine Releases Second Report

Ontario investing in Hospital Infrastructure at SickKids

Government announces Ontario’s First-Ever Digital and Data Task Force, Unveils Second Phase of Data Strategy Consultations

 

Articles of Interest

 

Health Care 

Ford health-care adviser pushes for digital solutions ‘financial incentives’ to hallway medicine

Editorial: Transparency on what doctors bill OHIP informs the health-care debate

Opinion: A threat to the quality of cancer care in Ontario

Health care advisory council report gives Ford government wide berth to move forward with agenda

Less ‘playing with your poop’: Ontario introduces new colon cancer home screening kit

‘Disheartening’ having to issue HIV outbreak warning in Thunder Bay, medical officer of health says

 

Physicians

Revealed: Ontario’s Top 10 highest-billing doctors

They’re Ontario’s top-billing doctors, but for years their identities have been kept secret. Until now.

Patients benefit from insight into doctors’ pay

McMaster medical assistant wins grievance over termination despite “unethical’ drunken sex with student

 

Social Services

Children’s aid workers in Ottawa demand province reverse cuts

Human trafficking survivor says Indigenous women and girls especially at risk

 

Privacy

Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Calls for Updated Privacy Laws to Prepare for a Digital Ontario

 

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