February 22, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

No new bills of interest.

 

Status of Previously Reported Bills

 

Bill Status Link
Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 Second Reading https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-66
Bill 64, Noah and Gregory’s Law (Transition to Adult Developmental Services and Supports), 2019 Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-64

 

Bill 63, Right to Timely Mental Health and Addiction Care for Children and Youth Act, 2019-02-22 Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-63

 

 

Regulations

 

No new and approve regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Like Smart Serve, but for cannabis: Ontario unveils mandatory retail pot training certificate

Canada’s largest cannabis company has its eye on new London store

 

Health Care System

Ontario legislature returns after winter break, policing legislation expected

Developmentally disabled more likely to encounter issues with health-care system: study

Nurses press to end hallway health care during visit to Queen’s Park

 

Privacy

Privacy commissioner to investigate sale of health data

Medical-record software companies are selling your health data

 

Professionalism

Ontario’s top court to get unisex change room following petition

Former head of Sick Kids’ Motherrisk lab gives up medical license amid investigation

 

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