February 9, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.




The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until February 20, 2018.


Proposed Regulations


Regulation 79/10 – Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007


  • Regulation 79/10 would be amended to:
    • Increase maximum Boards of Management reserve for working funds
    • Expand a Boards of Management capacity to borrow for operating purposes
    • Authorize a Board of Management capacity to borrow for capital purposes
  • MOHLTC is proposing that if the amendments, if approved, would come into effect on April 1, 2018.


Comments Due: March 8, 2018

For more information: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=26686&language=en


Articles of Interest



Full implementation of legal cannabis could be delayed beyond July 1



We have assisted death. Now we need to get the facts about it.

Father Raymond J. de Souza: Apparently it’s OK to violate doctors’ charter rights


Professional Misconduct

Patient will be forced to testify against her will in Toronto doctor’s sex abuse case

Commentary: Doctor’s discipline case is example of doing the wrong thing for the right reason