November 30, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.

Bills

 

Bill 63 – Right to Timely Mental Health and Addiction Care for Children and Youth Act, 2018

 

This Bill was introduced by Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale-High Park), Opposition. It was carried on First Reading on Nov 27, 2018.

This Bill enacts the Right to Timely Mental Health and Addiction Care for Children and Youth Act, 2018, and it requires the Minister to ensure that a person who is less than 26 years old, resides in Ontario and has been deemed to require a mental health or addiction service receive access to the such services within 30 days.

More Information: Bill 63

 

Bill 64 – Noah and Gregory’s Law (Transition to Adult Developmental Services and Supports), 2018

 

This Bill was introduced by Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West), Opposition. It was carried on First Reading on Nov 28, 2018.

This Bill amends the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. This Bill requires the Minister to take certain steps to assist persons receiving a children’s developmental service to transition to services and supports provided under the Act. The eligibility for services and supports would include persons receiving services before turning 18.

More Information: Bill 64

 

Regulations

 

No new and approved regulations.

 

Newsroom

Ontario’s Government for the People taking immediate action with health infrastructure investments in West Niagara

 

Articles of Interest

 

Opioid Crisis

Parents struggles with opioid-addicted kids highlighted in documentary

Vancouver launches opioid task force to ‘quick start’ solutions to lethal crisis

After losing their sons to lethal opioids, these two mothers are fighting back

Amid Canada’s overdose crisis, grandparents are becoming parents again

Fentanyl-detecting dogs are the newest soldiers in the battle against opioids

 

Marijuana

Hope for cannabis as treatment for opioid addiction

Mouldy Ontario pot recall extended to BC

 

Health Care

Why Ontario hospitals ‘don’t know what they want’ when it comes to fixing healthcare

 

Professional Misconduct

Case against Law Society of Ontario allowed to move forward

Court rejects appeal from Winnipeg lawyer disbarred for misappropriating $82K

 

Charities

Canada’s top-rated charities 2019

 

Privacy

Rogue tax workers snooping on Canadians in large numbers

 

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