February 8, 2019: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.



No new bills of interest.




No new and approve regulations of interest.


Articles of Interest




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



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