February 1, 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.


Government Newsroom


First Interim Report from the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine

Ontario Investing in Essential Mental Health Care Infrastructure


Articles of Interest



Click-and-collect cannabis from private retailers not allowed in Ontario

Wettlaufer Inquiry

Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to attacking a 15th patient. The public was never told



Ontario emergency room chief who hired no women for 16 years resigns amid discrimination probe


Mental Health

Ontario investing $633M to build 2 CAMH facilities

I let my kids take mental health days from school

Help coming for nurses struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse


Health Care

Ontario government considers creation of health super agency; NDP warns of privatization

Ontario government responds after NDP leaks draft bill to scrap regional health agencies

‘Tough decisions’ required to address challenges facing Ontario’s health-care system, interim reports says

Randall Denley: So-called ‘super agency’ not a magic cure for Ontario’s health care woes

Elliott refuses to say whether Ontario government will expand private delivery of health-care services

Hidden-camera footage reveals overstretched nursing home staff struggling to care for residents


Professional Misconduct and Compliance

One-month license suspension for Ottawa doctor who breached restrictions on drug prescribing

Kitchener doctor disciplined over unprofessional conduct

Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined almost $650K after nurses attacked



‘No right to make money off us that way’: Woman targeted by baby product marketing after miscarriage


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