December 7, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

Bill 66–Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018

 

This Bill was introduced by Hon. Todd Smith (Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade), Government. It was carried on First Reading on Dec 6, 2018.

This Bill amends and repeals several Acts.

Schedule 8 (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) of the Bill amends the following sections in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 :

  • Subsection 44(10)  –  Remove the Director from the list of persons who must be provided a written notice if the licensee withholds approval for admission.
  • Section 106 – The Director is allowed to determine how public consultations will be conducted
  • Section 112 – The Director is allowed to issue non-renewable temporary emergency licenses for a term of not more than 1 year to accommodate persons affected by a temporary emergency
  • Section 113 – Repealed but any short term authorizations given by the Director before the day of repeal continue to be valid until their authorization period expires

 More Information: Bill 66

 

Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations.

 

Newsroom

Ontario’s government for the people continues fight to make life easier for Ontarians in busy fall

 

Articles of Interest

 

Marijuana

Ont. elementary school students sent to hospital after eating cannabis cookies

Marijuana is now legal in Michigan, but you still can’t take it across the border in Sault Ste. Marie

Two new walk-in clinics in Barrie will prescribe medical marijuana

Nothing hazy about results from Sudbury’s online cannabis survey

 

Health Care

Is Ontario’s patient ombudsman next on the Ford government chopping block

 

Mental Health

New free online mental health supports

 

Professional Misconduct

Sarnia doctor charged with sexual assault, history of convictions, investigation

 

Privacy

Sidewalk Labs’s vision and your data privacy: A guide to the saga on Toronto’s waterfront

 

What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto