March 29, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.




Bill PR79 – Kingston Health Sciences Centre Act, 2018


Introduced by Sophie Kiwala, MPP (Kingston and the Islands), Government, the Private Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills on March 27, 2018.


On March 31, 2017, Kingston General Hospital (“KGH”) and Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph of Hotel Dieu of Kingston (“Hotel Dieu Hospital”) voluntarily integrated to become Kingston Health Sciences Centre (“KHSC”). KHSC has applied for special legislation to provide that all gifts, trusts, bequest, devices and grants of property to KGH or Hotel Dieu Hospital, or to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation for the benefit of either of them, shall be used for KHSC for the purposes for which they would have been used had the two hospital not integrated.


If passed, this Bill would grant the application.


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Previously Report Bills


No updates to previously reported bills.


Approved Regulations


REG. 4/01: Approved Acts of Executors and Trustees


O.REG. 4/01 of the Charities Account Act will be amended on April 1, 2018 to allows directors of charities and “persons connected to a director” to receive payment for goods, services or facilities rendered under certain circumstances. This is a departure from existing charitable common law that prohibits directors of charities from receiving financial benefit, unless permitted by a court order.


The amended regulation sets out what a charity has to do in order to make a payment to a director or “person connected to a director”:

  • what payments or remunerations to directors do not apply;
  • how payments are to be made; and
  • what boards must consider before authorizing payment.


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Proposed Regulations


No new proposed regulations


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Articles of Interest



Barry Sherman was helping to develop pot pill for medical marijuana users


Opioid Addiction

My Broken Heart: To the outside world, I was a happy Toronto mom. Privately, I was fighting a serious heroin addiction. I recovered, but my heart didn’t.



Privacy controls must be placed back into the hands of the individual

Federal privacy commissioner launches investigation into Loblaw gift card policy


Professional Misconduct

Only Ontario doctor disciplined for over-prescribing opioids calls investigation a witch hunt


Health Care

Doctors have no idea how much drugs cost – a Toronto physician wants to change that

Liberals put health money into hospitals, focus on seniors

The hospital CEO who created the continent’s ‘first digital hospital’ is now behind Doug Ford’s health policy



Where fat goes when you lose weight

One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why

Your guide to surviving allergy season


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend in Toronto