October 19, 2018: 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.


Status of Previously Reported Bills


Bill Status
 Bill 36 – Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 Royal Assent received on October 17, 2018.  




No new regulations of interest.


DDO in the News and Training


DDO’s Risk Management for Health Care Charities: https://healthcarecharities.ca/ (Hurry! Sign up before October 25th for Early Bird Special)


MOHLTC News Room

Statement from Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

2018 Minister’s Medal Awards Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety


Articles of Interest



Ontario pot consumption bill passes, cannabis available through online store

Ontario Cannabis Store opens for online sales, government passes marijuana bill

Ontario First Nations fight for cannabis rights

Ontario schools prepare for legalization of recreational cannabis

Winnipeg, Ontario police hand out tickets for cannabis in vehicles

Priced too high? Shoppers balk at marijuana price tag

Pot is now legal in Ontario. Here’s what you need to know


Health Care

Government memo indicates major restructuring plan for Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Ontario couple of 53 years separate by lack of long-term care beds



AHS failed to protect health information, privacy commissioner finds

Eastern Health privacy breach names patient who suffered pregnancy and infant loss

$400K settlement reached in Capital Health patient privacy breach