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Health

2020

MAY 05

Premier's Office Releases Health Care Guidelines

The Ontario Ministry of Health indicates that there is evidence of human-tohuman transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On April 30th, guidelines for certain industries were released by the Premier's Office. The Ontario government works closely with four provincial health and safety associations to help set, communicate and enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the "Act"). In partnership with the Public Service Health and Safety Association ("PSHSA"), five guidelines were released as they relate to the health care sector.

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MAY 05

Ontario Responds to COVID-19: Increasing Health Care Human Resources

In response to the unprecedented strain COVID-19 has placed on healthcare human resources in Ontario, on May 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued a new temporary emergency order, O. Reg. 193/20, under subsection 7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which provides measures respecting hospital credentialing processes. This emergency order supports the needs of Ontario's hospitals and healthcare workers so more of their time and resources can be spent on alleviating the outbreak of COVID-19 and administering patient care.

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APRIL 03

Can a Physician Refuse to Work During COVID-19?

As media sources detail a supply shortage among COVID-19 first responders, physicians are questioning where the line is drawn between their right to refuse unsafe work and their duty to provide care.

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MARCH 27

Caution for Physicians During COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases surge, medical regulators are taking swift action to ensure that drugs required to treat the virus are prescribed based on evidence, and that they remain available to patients who need them. A directive was issued this week from the Ontario Pharmacists Association, Ontario Medical Association, and Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, which can be found here. The Directive reminds medical professionals of their obligation to educate patients that treatments for COVID-19, like with any illness, need to be evidence based.

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MARCH 26

How to Assist With the Medical Supply Shortage

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop across Canada, medical professionals anticipate that there could be a shortage in medical supplies and equipment. While all levels of government have been taking steps to respond to COVID-19 and to obtain necessary supplies, they have also reached out to the private sector to assist.

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2013

OCTOBER 18

Health Law News Flash

MAY 01

Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan

MARCH 01

New Transition Plan For Natural Health Products

New Transition Plan For Natural Health Products On February 4 2013, the 2010 Natural Health Products (Unprocessed Product License Applications) Regulations ("NHP-UPLAR") came to an end. Health Canada has introduced a new transition plan to help industry address the repeal of the NHP-UPLAR and to come into full compliance with the Natural Health Product Regulation ("NHP Regulation") under the Food and Drugs Act, R.S.C. 1985.

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