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  • 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 »

  • Cases to Watch: Marchi v. Nelson

    In August 2020, the Supreme Court heard and granted leave to appeal in Marchi v. Nelson, a case from the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The decision is one to watch as it will likely result in a renewed discussion of the distinction of policy versus operational decisions and their impacts on liab … Read more »

  • Judicial Review: New Time Limits and a Helpful Primer

    In December 2019, Ontario’s Attorney General introduced Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act (the “Act”), which became law on July 8, 2020. The Act hopes to simplify a complex and outdated justice system by bringing changes to how legal aid services are delivered, how class actions are han … Read more »

  • Recent Exemptions for Psychedelic Therapy in Canada

    In early August 2020, the Federal Minister of Health granted an exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) to four terminally ill Canadians to use psilocybin in their end of life care. Psilocybin is one of the active ingredients/chemicals in “magic mushrooms,” the other is psiloc … Read more »