January 26, 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 and Approved Regulations

No proposed and approved regulations of interest.


Health Newsroom

Ontario providing free counselling and medication to help youth quit smoking

Toronto shelter users to have better access to health services


Articles of Interest



Liberal government grant for pot research should’ve come earlier, researchers say

Patients need more support to manage opioid prescription use, report states

Canada sold $1.2 billion of illegal cannabis outside country in 2017, StatCan estimate suggest

Ontario seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms

Ontario landlords push for right to ban cannabis smoking by renters despite tenant laws



Health authority looking to hire someone to help people die


Health Care

One dead, nine hospitalized amid influenza outbreak at Seaton House

Hospital overcrowding crisis caused by more than just flu, says Ontario Health Coalition



Commissioner’s Message for Data Privacy Day – Jan 23, 2018


Professional Misconduct

Ontario health minister probing medical regulator’s handling of 1990s complaints against doctors

Pharmacist watchdog investigating two past presidents over payments from drug companies

Law Society of Ontario seeks stronger rules of professional conduct


First Nations

New Indigenous Services Ministry aiming to improve health, quality of life


#MeToo Movement

Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?

RCMP members allege sexual abuse by doctor at Mounties’ health office

Larry Nassar sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse



How the flu turns deadly


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

Things to do this Weekend

Winterlicious (Jan 26 – Feb 8)