March 16, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.




The 2nd Session of the 41st Parliament of Ontario was prorogued on March 15, 2018.


Proposed Regulations


No new proposed regulations


MOHLTC News Room

One stop health care access for children in eastern Ontario

Ontario opening six long-term care beds in Barry’s-Bay

Ontario opening 19 new long-term care beds in Midland

Ontario opening 4 new long-term care beds in Sault Ste. Marie

Ontario opening 20 new long-term care beds in Huntsville

Ontario opening 12 new long-term care beds in North-Bay


Articles of Interest



Province’s marijuana monopoly will be known as the ‘Ontario Cannabis Store’

Ontario promises to give municipalities $40M for marijuana enforcement

Doug Ford wants free market for cannabis in Ontario



‘The solution is assisted life’: Offered death, terminally ill Ont. man files lawsuit

Formal network of docs offering medical assistance in dying is in the works for northeastern Ontario


Health Care

Ontario falling behind on health care spending: fiscal watchdog

Protestors call on Liberal government to save Cardiac Fitness Institute


Organ Transplant

University Health Network is continent’s top organ transplant program



Costco under investigation by Ontario forensic team over drug company payments


Professional Misconduct

Psychiatrist who treated patients for their homosexuality had sex with male patients in his office