December 21, 2018: 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 approved regulations of interest.

Articles of Interest

 

Cannabis

Health Canada release draft regulation for edible cannabis products

Use cash to buy legal cannabis if you’re worried about privacy, watchdog says

 

Health Care

Jury examining opioid overdose calls on Ontario to declare public health emergency

Ontario health-care providers explore social prescriptions to help patient heal without drugs

Government delivers confusion to Ontario midwives

Coerced sterilization reports sparking concern in Canada’s medical community

Scrubbed: Ontario emergency room chief faces questions about failing to hire any female doctors in 16 years

 

Professional Regulation and Misconduct

Ontario judge’s advocacy work does not rise to the level of misconduct, panel rules

Ontario’s dental watchdog bares sharp teeth against critics

 

Physicians

Doctors back at the table with province as arbitration resumes

 

Privacy

“It’s creepy’: Security cameras spotted in plastic surgeon’s consult room