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Legislation safeguarding health care integrity receives Royal Assent

By Kate Dewhirst

On July 22, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 21, the Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act, 2014. Bill 21 received Royal Assent on Dec. 11, 2014. This legislation intends to safeguard health care integrity by enacting the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, 2014. In relation to Ontario’s voluntary blood donor model, the legislation prohibits payments or offers of payment to individuals for their blood, including any forms of compensation or reimbursement of expenses. Read More at DDO Health Law Blog

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