June 21, 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

Ontario continues to unlock value of world-class health care agencies and redirects health care dollars from administration to direct patient care

Premier Ford Announces Changes to his Cabinet

 

Articles of Interest

 

Ontario Health Teams 

More than 150 groups apply to become OHT as competition for care intensifies

 

Health Care 

Ford government lays off more than 400 workers at Ontario health agencies Wednesday

416 ‘back-office’ workers laid off as Ontario merges health agencies

Champlain LHIN staff among hundreds across Ontario laid off

 

Artificial Intelligence

Ontario Human Rights Commission looking at AI impact on racial profiling

 

Physicians

More doctors are prescribing opioids to prevent their patients from dying of overdoses

Morale among some Ottawa Hospital doctors low amid ‘chaos’ of new records system rollout

 

Privacy

Privacy fears at an all-time high, former Ontario privacy commissioner says

Desjardins says personal info of 2.9 million members shared illegally by employee

Teens have privacy rights, doctor tells inquest into opioid death

 

Things to do this Weekend

50 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Pride Toronto weekend begins, parade to take place on Sunday

Toronto Raptors draw massive crowds to victory parade and rally