February 8, 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.

 

Regulations

 

No new and approve regulations of interest.

 

Articles of Interest

 

 

Cannabis

Cannabis training course for Ontario retail workers launches Feb 25

1st pot stores in Ontario could be coming to Toronto, Brampton, St.Catherines

 

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Elizabeth Wettlaufer confession to smothering a patient kept secret during inquiry

Serial killer Wettlaufer confesses trying to harm additional patients: Commission

 

Autism Funding

Parents say Ontario’s autism service plan falls far short

Local families devastated with changes to autism treatment funding

Ontario overhauls autism program to attempt to eliminate wait list

 

Health Care

Northwestern Health Unit’s new campaign looks at factors influencing health

This is a health issue, not a moral issue: BC’s Addictions Minister Judy Darcy on the opioid crisis

Health care ‘super agency’ wrong solution for Ontario’s four big problems

Experts criticize Ontario proposal to overhaul health care system, centralize patient care

 

Professional Misconduct and Compliance

ON government fines Costco $7 million after illegal pharmacy kickbacks

 

Privacy

Ontario launches provincial strategy to balance homegrown data innovations and privacy

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto