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Bill 160: Major Initiatives of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

By Debbie Tarshis, John Risk | WeirFoulds LLP | OCTOBER 10, 2017
On September 27, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced for first reading Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017, one of the most far-reaching omnibus bills introduced by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Debate on the Bill commenced on October 4, 2017.  If passed, Bill 160 will amend six statutes, enact two new statutes (the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 and Oversight of Health Facilities and Devices Act, 2017), repeal and replace one statute (Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017) and repeal four statutes (Independent Health Facilities Act, Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, the Private Hospitals Act and the Ontario Mental Health Foundation Act).
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