March 2, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.




Removing Barriers in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act

This Bill amends the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991  to modify the scope of practice of audiology and speech-language pathology. The Bill expands the acts that may be performed by a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist in the course of engaging in the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology.

Introduced by Sam Oosterhoff (MPP – Niagara West-Glanbrook), Opposition, the Bill was carried on First Reading on February 28, 2018.

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Status of Previously Reported Bills


Bill Status
Bill 194 – Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 Second Reading carried on Feb 28, 2018.



Proposed Regulation

Ontario Regulation 79/10 – Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (“LTCHA”)

The MOHLTC is proposing to amend O. REG 79/10 to introduce an administrative monetary penalty which will be levied against a licensee for non-compliance with a requirement under the LTCHA, and to re-introduce re-inspection fee which would be issued for a second, and subsequent follow up inspections of an order(s).

If approved, the proposed amendments would come into effect July 1, 2018.

Comment Due: March 29, 2018

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MOHLTC News Room

Ontario Opening 128 New Long-Term Care Beds in Hamilton


Articles of Interest

Health Care

Eric Hoskins resigns as Ontario Health Minister to lead national pharmacare project

New Ontario health minister hammered with questions on home care provider lawsuit

Ontario chief medical officer of health urges unity to tackle health inequities

Uber starts offering rides to the doctor, health care providers


Professional Misconduct

Witness says Toronto doctor exposed himself in the front of his car