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HALIFAX – Ten Nova Scotia doctors are being investigated for irregularities in their prescribing practices for highly addictive opioids.
OTTAWA – Health Minister Jane Philpott is vowing to leave no stone unturned as the federal government eyes a number of legislative changes to address an opioid crisis that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Canada this year alone.
Let’s admit it. Every time the annual report of a regulatory board is received by a chiropractor or, for that matter, any licenced practitioner, the very first thing that is read is the section on disciplinary matters.
Earlier this year, a massage therapist removed a large number of confidential patient files from a multidisciplinary clinic prompting investigations by law enforcement and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC). Fortunately, the investigations help set a precedent to determine file ownership and the patient information was safely returned to the clinic owner.
Recently, the regulatory body of Ontario has passed a new rule that requires chiropractors to maintain a current certification in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). As a practicing chiropractor in Ontario, I am confident that this life saving information will be of great benefit to our practice.
Fraud charges have now been laid against legal and health practitioners at a Toronto clinic following an investigation into alleged fraudulent auto insurance injury claims.
More than 1.8 million people in Ontario have a disability. For many of them, accessing goods, services and employment is a challenge because society does not always, or consistently, consider the accessibility needs of people with disabilities.  
The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is participating in a working group with other Ontario health care regulatory colleges to explore the possibility of developing regulation for health-care clinics in the province.
VANCOUVER – If British Columbians can't trust authorities to secure their sensitive medical records, there could be serious consequences to their health and a slump in scientific research, says the province's privacy commissioner.
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing new legislation aimed at strengthening privacy rules that protect people's personal health information.
In a historic decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down the ban on providing a doctor-assisted death to mentally competent but suffering and “irremediable” patients.
The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has asked the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) to "review issues relating to the regulation of chiropody and podiatry and provide advice as to whether and how there should be changes to existing legislation regarding these related professions."
Oct. 10, 2014 – WorkSafeBC is asking for stakeholder review and comment on the possible creation of policy on plantar fasciitis. The Occupational Disease Recognition Regulation of the Workers Compensation Act recognizes plantar fasciitis as an occupational disease, with no presumption in favour of work causation. There is currently no policy direction on plantar fasciitis or the recognition of any risk factors.
Feb. 10, 2014 — The Alberta government is urging Albertans to take part in a month-long comment period that began Jan. 30 on the draft Health Charter and a proposed Health Advocate regulation. 
Toronto lawyer Allan Freedman gave attendees a dose of reality about the various risks chiropractors face in their practice and how to protect and maintain their professional integrity and keep their practice running
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