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  • Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

    As of July 1, 2021, all Ontario long-term care homes must implement COVID-19 immunization policies for their staff, students, and volunteers — regardless of the frequency or duration of these individuals’ attendance in a home. Current staff, students, and volunteers will have until July 31, 2021 to … Read more »

  • Pandemic Exemptions for CPSO Registration

    It is no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the delivery of health services and the regulation of various health professions. In a welcomed move, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) Council recently approved a new registration policy allowing the Registratio … Read more »

  • Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Test for Standard of Care

    The test for the standard of care in medical negligence cases has remained untouched since the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1995 decision in ter Neuzen v. Korn. On January 18, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal in Armstrong v. Ward. Their unanimous decision maintains the status quo with … Read more »

  • Expanding the Pharmaceutical Scope of Practice (Again)

    Like other professionals, pharmacists have been adjusting to an expanded scope of practice as all health professionals work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. We wrote about some of these changes in our previous blog posts. Last week, the Minister of Health made additional changes to the Regulated Hea … Read more »

  • Bill 218: Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, 2020

    On October 20, 2020, the Ontario government introduced legislation to provide protection from liability for workers, volunteers and organizations who make “good faith efforts” to comply with federal, provincial or municipal law and public health guidance relating to COVID-19.    Proposed Act Relates … Read more »