May 10, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

 

Bills

 

  1. Bill 102, Closing Oversight Loopholes for Home Care Clinics Act, 2019

 

This Bill is still before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

More Information: Bill 102

 

  1. Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019

 

This Bill is still before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

More Information: Bill 100

 

Proposed and Approved Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO Training, Blogs and Articles

 

Sign up for Privacy Officer Training Launch Day May 30th!

New rules should spark procurement practice review – Michael Gleeson

 

Government Newsroom

 

Ontario investing in mental health to improve community safety and support frontline workers

Ontario adding more mental health and addiction services in communities across the province

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

In the wake of alarming stories, Canadians are less open to marijuana edibles: poll

Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process in bid to cut wait times

 

Ontario Health Teams and Partnerships

No rush for local health team proposal

Elgin-St. Thomas groups looking to form Ontario Health Team

Health Providers hope OHT will encompass Grey Bruce

Health units in northern Ontario brace for big change

Become an Ontario Health Team

Local hospital corporations ponder amalgamation in response to reforms

Two mental health organizations in Whitby join forces

Wellington Health Care Alliance meets to discuss new Ontario health reforms

 

Health Care

‘It’s about coming together’: mental health funding announced same day advocate speaks in Windsor

Ontario to expand use of mobile crisis teams to help first responders

Midwives mark 25 years in Ontario’s health-care system

Ontario Telemedicine Network lays off 44 staff

Ontario cut eHealth and research budgets, spending documents show

25 years after phase-out began, Ontario is cancelling remaining red-and-white health cards

Health minister maintains more ‘virtual care’ coming despite layoffs

‘People are in despair’: MP delivers farewell speech with plea for palliative care improvements

 

Professionalism and Compliance

Ontario doctor wins cyber libel case against malicious web critic

Ontario doctor who sexually abuses four patients during exams loses licence

Former NOSM resident has license suspended by Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons

 

Artificial Intelligence

AI in health care is not about replacing humans

How conversational AI could remake health care

Aging seniors to reap long-term health benefits from Edmonton-based artificial intelligence project

How Canadian AI is kick-starting new discoveries in health and science

Edmonton doctors, AI scientists team up with drug giant in health software project

 

Insightful Reads

How I survived a psychotic break

For people with dementia, a fight for the right to die

 

Things to do this Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Toronto