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

Bills

No Bills of interest.

Regulations

 

No Regulations of interest.

 Articles of Interest

 

Opioid Crisis

‘Illegal’ payments for prescription opioids under review, says health minister

Prescription limits driving some patients to street drugs

Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis

Manslaughter charges for fentanyl dealers not the answer: experts

Alberta says Health Canada approves safe injection sites in Edmonton, Lethbridge

 

Litigation

Brampton woman on life support is moving is bleeding but is dead doctors say.

Motherrisk hair test rejected by judge – 22 years before scandal blew up

‘It’s a tragedy’: How the flawed Motherrisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

 

Research

Questions raised about disclosure of Canadian research-policy breaches

 

Health Care

Health Ministers meet Cannabis-Opioid Crisis

Far too many hospital beds occupied by patients who don’t need to be there: report

6 months after coma, man still in ICU while he waits for place to live

 

Gord Downie

Kingston fan pay respects to Gord Downie

Gord Downie used voice to ‘shed a light’ on brain cancer, importance of reconciliation

 

Self-care

Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of it