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April Ontario Launches New Performance Tool on Long-Term Care Homes
February Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Releases Annual Report
February Ontario Launching First Phase of the Personal Support Worker Registry
February Ontario and Ukraine Partnering to Improve Patient Care
January Applications Now Open for Overdose Prevention Sites
December New Psychotherapy Requirements to Support Patient Care and Safety
December Ontario Regulating Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
December Ontario Supporting People Living with Rare Diseases
December New Council to Bring Patient, Family and Caregiver Voice into Health Care Planning
November New Grant Program to Support Health Promotion
October Transforming MSK Care in Ontario
October Executive Steering Committee Advises on Reducing Smoking Rates
September Improving Care for People Living with Environmental Health Conditions
September Chair Appointed for Patient and Family Advisory Council
September Province Taking Steps to Expand Health Care Professionals’ Responsibilities and Roles
July Ontario Announces Intent to Appoint Supervisor for the Brant Community Healthcare System
July Ontario Releases Expert Panel Report on Public Health
July Ontario Improving Access to Midwifery Care for Expectant Families
May Ontario Establishing Care Coordination Service to Support Patient Access to End of Life Options
April Ontario Providing New Prescribing Authority for Nurse Practitioners
April Minister’s Order for Health System Integration
March Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Issues Annual Report
March Amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 Regarding Notices to the Commissioner
March Ontario Releases Chiropody and Podiatry Report
February New Access to Advanced Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
January Minister's Order made under Section 40 of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c. 4 [PDF]
January Health System Integration Updates
December Ontario Passes Legislation that Delivers Better Health Care for Families
November Scarborough Durham Hospital Integration – Final Minister's Order [PDF]
October Scarborough Durham Hospital Integration
October Open letter to Ed Clark
September New Menu Labelling Regulation Coming into Effect January 1, 2017
September Ontario Announces Intent to Appoint Supervisor for Brockville General Hospital
September Ontario Launches Working Group to Benefit People Living with Rare Diseases
August Ontario Announces Intent to Appoint Supervisor for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Hospitals
August Ontario Ensuring Quality Care at Long-Term Care Homes
August Statement from Minister of Health on Health Quality Ontario’s Report On Diagnostic Imaging
July Proposed Amendments to Strengthen Menu Labelling Regulation
June Experts, Patients and Families to Provide Input on Stem Cell Transplants and Other Complex Malignant Hematology Services
May New Fund to Spur Innovative Health Technologies in Ontario
May Statement from Minister of Health on Improving Quality and Transparency in Ontario's Non-Hospital Medical Clinics
April New Telehealth Services Will Provide Faster Access to The Right Care
March New Menu Labelling Regulation to Help Ontarians Make Healthier Choices
February New Clinic for People Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
December Minister's Regulation (O. Reg. 437/15) Establishing Fee for Approval of Installation Plans for X-ray Machines
December Final Report of the Scarborough/West Durham Panel
December Patients First: Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario 
December Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying [PDF]
December Ontario Releases Summary of Minister’s Roundtable on Pharmacare
October Statement from Minister Hoskins Regarding Input Into Primary Care Reform
September Proposed Amendments to the Mental Health Act for Long-Term Patients
August Ontario Releases Diagnostic Sonography Report
August Proposal to Establish a Fee for the Approval of Installation Plans for X-ray Machines
June Open Letter from Associate Minister Damerla to Long-Term Care Home Sector Partners [PDF]
June Ontario to Establish New Regulatory College for Naturopaths
June Ontario Increasing Wages for Personal Support Workers
May Improving Access to Free Dental Care for Children and Youth
May Minister Hoskins’ Open Letter of Thanks to Nurses [PDF]
April Ontario Committed to Supporting Safe Consumption of Alcohol
April New College Established for Homeopaths
April New College for Psychotherapy
March Ontario Nominates Marg Creal as Chair of Consent and Capacity Board
March Statement by Ontario´s Minister of Health on Recommendations to Improve the Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2004
February Assessment of the Board of Health for the District of Algoma Health Unit
February Task Force Begins Consultations to Review Regulated Health Professions Act
February Ontario Redeveloping 300 Long-Term Care Homes
January Statement by Ontario's Health Minister on Negotiations with the Ontario Medical Association
January The Honorable Warren K. Winkler's Conciliator Report on negotiations towards a Physician Services Agreement between the Ministry and Ontario Medical Association - PDF
November Statement by Ontario Health Minister on International Patient Care in Ontario Hospitals
October Improving Safety, Security and Comfort in Long-Term Care Homes
October Minister Hoskins' Letter to College Presidents and Registrars/Executive Directors on Reporting Requirements
October Minister Hoskins' Letter to Medical Officers of Health on Reporting Requirements
April Strengthening Home and Community Care
April Minister's Statement on Appropriate Prescribing in Long-Term Care Homes
March Minister Matthews' Letter to Provincial and Territorial Colleagues to Preserve the Integrity of the Voluntary Blood and Plasma Donation System
March Paramedicine in Ontario: Advice to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for Consideration of the Application for the Regulation of Paramedics under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
January H5N1 Flu Virus Fact Sheet
September September 23-28, 2013 is Environmental Public Health Week
July Important News Regarding Long-Term Care Home Co-payment Rates
July List of LTC Homes and rates charged for preferred accommodation
April Avian Influenza A (H7N9)
March When Antibiotics Stop Working  [PDF]
March A letter from Minister Matthews to the Government of Canada  [PDF]
December A letter from Minister Matthews to the Government of Canada  [PDF]
November Better Care for Ontario’s Children with Electronic Lab Results (eHealth Ontario)  [PDF]
Backgrounder : eHealth Ontario’s Recent Accomplishments  [PDF]
November Generic Oxycodone Controlled-Release Tablets
September Mandate of the September 24-29, 2012 is Environmental Public Health Week
July Expert Panel on Appropriate Utilization of Diagnostic and Imaging Studies
July Communiqué to Emergency Department Chiefs, Hospital Chief Executive Officers & Chiefs of Staff
2012 Summer Initiative For Emergency Departments
July A letter from Minister Matthews to the Government of Canada
RE : Request that Generic Oxycodone Controlled-Release Tablets Not Be Approved for Sale in Canada
June A letter from Minister Matthews to the Government of Canada
RE : health coverage for refugee claimants
June Important News Regarding Long-Term Care Home Co-payment Rates
May Ontario Protecting Quality In Long-Term Care Homes
May Opioid Advice
May Progress On OxyContin Partnership Strategy
April Update On OxyContin Partnership Strategy
March Supervisor Appointed For College of Denturists of Ontario
March Ministry Update On Status Of Health System Drug Supply
March Minister Matthews' Statement on OxyContin Abuse
March Minister Matthews’ Statement On Sandoz Drug Supply
December Hospital Investment
December Application For Central Equipment Pool (CEP) for High Technology Wheelchairs
July Moving Forward with Electronic Health Records
June Canada Post Disruption - updated June 21 - Public Information
June Canada Post Disruption - updated June 21 - Health Care Professionals
June E. Coli Outbreak In Europe
June Bulletin: Important News Regarding Long-Term Care Home Co payment Rates [PDF]
May Summer Initiatives for Emergency Departments [PDF]
May Proposed Evidence-Based Changes To OHIP
April Health Quality Ontario to Promote Evidence-Based Health Care
April Drinking Water Fluoridation - Statement From Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health
April Ontario Making Changes To OHIP Coverage
March Moving Forward with Electronic Health Records
February Ontario Appoints New Chair of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC)
February Proposed Evidence Based Changes For OHIP
February Plans For Grace Village Windsor LTC Being Reviewed
February Rescheduled Date For Rural and Northern Health Consultation In Petrolia
January Compassionate Review Drug Policy Expanded
December Mental Health And Addictions Report Released
December Ensuring Active Role For Francophones In Health Services
December Public Consultation Planned for Rural and Northern Health Care
December The Primary Care Access Survey
November Ontario Changing OHIP Coverage For Vitamin D Testing
November An Important Notice Regarding Your Personal Health
October Giving Kids Healthy Smiles
September Improving ER Services In Rural And Northern Ontario
September On the Safety of Wi-Fi - Statement from Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health
August Ontario Appoints Registrar of Transitional Council of New Naturopathy Regulatory College
July Health Minister Seeks Input on the Role of Nurse Practitioners in Hospitals
June Transitional Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario Hires Registrar
January Important Information for Canadians Returning to Ontario from Haiti
January January 18 – 23 is Environmental Public Health Week
January 2010/11 Application for Elderly Persons Centre (EPC) Funding
December Foodborne Diseases Investigation and Management : An Ontario Symposium
October Ontario Appoints Four New Health Regulatory Councils
October Rural and Northern Health Care Panel
September Minister Considering Seeking Approval of Certain Regulation Proposals to Improve Access to Care for Ontarians
August Interim Officer Announced for Transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario
July Notice of Changes to Regulations to Strengthen Home Care Services in Ontario
June Ontario is appointing Registrars of the transitional Councils for two new health regulatory Colleges
January Fair Notice : An important change in how organ and tissue donation decisions are registered in Ontario
December Public Notice : Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Public Health Laboratories
December Public Notice : Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene
November Application for Elderly Persons Centre (EPC) Funding
November E. Coli : What you should know
August Listeria  : What you should know
May A Guide to Bidding and Supplementary Conditions for Health Care Projects
April 2008/09 Hospital Funding Increase Summary - $295 Million  [PDF]
March Fourth Quarter Investments
February Call for Applications : 2008/2009 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
January Health and Long-Term Care Minister welcomes first baby born at Brampton Civic Hospital in 2008

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