On December 7, 2016 the Ontario government introduced Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016 to fill some gaps that were outside Parliament’s authority to legislate.
A Panel is carrying out consultations about the developing assisted dying laws in Canada.
It was reported that the government intends to introduce amendments to the existing health privacy law that will impose harsher penalties for people who breach patient privacy. It appears that the proposed amendments will also require hospitals, and possibly other health care providers, to report to the Information and Privacy Commissioner (“IPC”) when a privacy breach has occurred. But will these amendments make a difference?