May 24, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.




No new bills of interest.


Proposed and Approved Regulations


No new and approved regulations of interest.


DDO Training, Blogs and Articles


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Articles of Interest


Ontario Health Teams and Partnerships

Haliburton Highlands Ontario Health Team proposed

Orillia group makes pitch to form an Ontario Health Team

Eastern Ontario rural health units say merging with Ottawa doesn’t make sense


Health Care and Not-for-Profit Sector

10 ex-Ontario health ministers issue joint letter decrying ‘attack on public health’

Opinion: Ontario health minister’s modernization plan: cut now, figure out the details later

‘Death by donation’: Why some doctors say organs should be removed from some patients before they die

Children’s aid societies facing $28M cut in provincial funding

Opinion: Defence of public health care has begun in a B.C. courtroom


Artificial Intelligence

Ontario government cuts $24 million in funding to two artificial intelligence research institutes

Doug Ford met with chorus of boos at Collision conference amid string of tech funding cuts



Toronto plastic surgeon told to remove security cameras from consult rooms

Nova Scotia: More than 2,500 privacy breaches at N.S. Health authority in recent years, report says

New ‘digital charter’ to emphasize Canadians’ control over personal data

Opinion: Five reasons Canada’s Digital Charter will be a bust before it even gets going

Part X of the CYFSA: A Guide to Access and Privacy for Service Providers


Things to do this Weekend

35 things to do this weekend