March 29, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

Bill 74 has been ordered to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations of interest.

 

MOHLTC Newsroom

 

Ontario focusing OHIP+ Benefits on those who need them the most

 

Articles of Interest

 

MAID

Woman sues Toronto doctors for allegedly ignoring father’s wishes to stay alive

 

Cannabis

‘We are hitting the deadlines’: Ontario cannabis lottery winner says Toronto ‘flagship’ on track to open April 1

Ontario cannabis stores expected to each take in $1.25M a month

 

Health Care System

From the hospital to the shelter and back again: Homeless B.C. seniors caught in heartbreaking shuffle

Arbitrator sides with Ontario parent who refuses to immunize children, cites anti-vaccination ‘expert’

Who are the anti-vaxxers? Here’s what we know- and how they got there in the first place

‘Seen as part of the job’: Ontario nurses, PSWs report ‘pervasive’ abuse in long-term care facilities

 

Autism

Ontario to spend at least $500M annually on autism, Lisa MacLeod says

‘Strong’ needs-based autism system on the way, Ontario Community and Social Services Minister says

Ontario enhancing support for children with autism

 

Mental Health

Federal government ordered to pay $20M for placing mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement

 

Privacy

Patient data exposed at 2 Toronto hospitals, privacy commissioner investigating

 

Professional Misconduct

Massage therapist convicted of sex assault has left Canada on eve of sentencing, lawyer tells court

 

Things to do this Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Toronto