April 12, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

Bill 74 is currently in Third Reading.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

DDO Training, Blogs and Articles

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Bill 74 is out of committee

Ontario Health Teams – Collaborative Models

How Privacy Laws are Changing to Protect Personal Information

The Broader Public Sector Interim Measures – Mandatory or Voluntary Compliance?

 

Government Newsroom

 

2019 Ontario Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Protect What Matters Most

Register for the next Ontario Health Teams webinar: April 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Toronto’s second legal pot store opens in ritzy Yorkville neighbourhood

A dozen of Ontario’s cannabis stores penalized for not opening on time

Ford government committed to lifting cap on pot shops in Ontario

 

Health Care System

Doctors and residents leave St. Joseph’s healthcare psych ER over safety concerns

Ontario budget proposes consolidating 35 public health units into 10 regional entities

Health-care superagency will save $350 million a year, Fedeli says in Ontario budget

Ontario budget 2019: A child-care credit, dental care for seniors, and drinking in parks on the way

Striking public health nurse rallying for new employer mandate

What Ontario’s plan to reduce public health units could mean

Supreme court decision could lift lid on physician billing figures in Ontario

 

Professionalism

Doctor charged in death of physician wife pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Doctor disciplined for sexual relationship with Pembroke patient

‘He stole money’: Hamilton lawyer loses license after misappropriating $2 million from Caledonia class action settlement fund

Lawsuit alleges Manitoba physicians college broke agreement to refrain from criticisms of chiropractors

 

AI

Ai pioneer urges Toronto to back ethical use of artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The good and the bad

The rise of the robot: Why Ottawa is poised to be the next artificial intelligence hub

The limits of artificial intelligence in insurance

From bionic arms to predicting patient surges in ER, AI is reshaping patient care

 

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