March 8, 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 being debated at Second Reading.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approve regulations of interest.

 

Government News

News Release: Ontario’s Government for the People Affirms Patient Values and Health Care Expectations

Patient Declaration of Values for Ontario

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Ontario could be a cannabis tourism hotspot, market researcher suggests

First Ontario cannabis retail store license issued by AGCO

Police issue warning after seizing $1.7M of cannabis edibles that look like candy

 

Health Care System

Opinion: Integrated health care teams will improve service delivery in Ontario

Windsor Essex County Health Unit programs cancelled amid looming nurse strike

Re-centralizing? Re-organizing? What exactly is Ontario doing to its health-care system?

Ontario health teams are useful incremental change

Measles case confirmed in Ontario, public health groups urge immunization

 

Artificial Intelligence

As Artificial Intelligence Matures, Healthcare Eyes Data Aggregation

UofT News: Effect of AI on health care will be all-encompassing, U of T graduate students say in study

How artificial intelligence will change healthcare

For AI to become the great equalize we must address the inequality

Laws should monitor bias in AI, experts say

 

Physicians

Ontario doctors’ contract to increase health spending by $1.5B: watchdog

 

Professionalism and Compliance

Savic’s office open for records retrieval

Controversial N.S. chiropractor surrenders license, admits to ‘professional incompetence’

 

Self-Care

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