March 9, 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 194 – Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018
Bill 193 – Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018
Royal Assent received on March 8, 2018

Royal Assent received on March 7, 2018



Proposed Regulation

Proposed Regulations under the Proposed Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Bill 194)

Bill 194 permits the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to make regulations governing procurement practices of Ontario government and/or broader public sector entities. The government  intends to bring forward two new proposed regulations to respond to the Buy American legislation enacted by the states of New York and Texas and to impose certain measures on government entities entering into procurement contracts with suppliers from the state of New York and the state of Texas.

Comment Due: March 9, 2018

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MOHLTC News Room

Ontario moving quickly to expand life-saving overdose prevention programs


Articles of Interest



Ban pot smoking in condos, apartments, on balconies: OPH


Opioid Crisis

Health Quality Ontario: New standards help both health care professionals and patients manage opioid use


Health Care

Canadian injured in New York hospital shooting files lawsuit against hospital gun shop

Special Report: Health system neglects northern patients by design: Doctor


Professional Misconduct

Golnaz Vakili: Lawyer in hiding accused in stealing millions swear she’s innocent

Fertility clinic doctor in London, Ont. banned from practice for two years


Law Society of Ontario

Law Society of Ontario Appoints Diana Miles as CEO


International Women’s Day

Thousands mark International Women’s Day across the globe with marches and rallies

How the world celebrated International Women’s Day

10 Powerful Quotes from Female Leaders on International Women’s Day



Every new title coming to Netflix Canada in March


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this weekend