Top-10 health-care milestones to watch for in 2022


TORONTO, Jan. 1, 2022 /CNW/ – Health care will be top-of-mind again in 2022, as the pandemic enters Year 3, Ontario pulls the plug on fax machines and applications to decriminalize possession of small amounts of controlled substances are considered by Ottawa. Watch for these health-care milestones compiled by the Ontario Medical Association as the new year begins.

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Jan. 1: Ontario raises minimum wage to $15 an hour from $14.35. Evidence shows that increases to the minimum wage improve economic security for families — one of the key social determinants of health.

Jan. 1: The Ontario government is pulling the plug on fax machines in public service. The facsimile machine has been around since 1843, and it has lived on even as email transformed communications. But starting in 2022, 1,500 telephone fax lines will no…

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