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Proposed Amendments to the Electrical Safety Code regulation (O. Reg. 164/99) under Part VIII of the Electricity Act, 1998
Proposal to amend the regulation to adopt the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2018.
Comments Due Date:  April 20, 2018
 
Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Proposed Discipline and Appeal Committees Regulation
The proposed Discipline and Appeal Committees Regulation would support addressing alleged violations of a code of ethics by licensees who are subject to it. In particular, the proposed Regulation would establish a discipline committee and an appeal committee for the purpose of enforcing a code of ethics; set out the composition and manner of appointment of members of each committee; and provide for procedures in relation to matters brought before each committee.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2018
 
Housekeeping amendments to update references to the GST and RST with references to the HST in various regulations
Housekeeping amendments to replace references to the Goods and Services Tax and Retail Sales Tax with references to the Harmonized Sales Tax.
Comments Due Date:  April 14, 2018
 
Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 Exemptions and Operational Requirements
This proposal describes the specific types of screening that are being considered for exemption from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. If approved, police record checks conducted for these types of screening would not have to follow certain requirements set out in the legislation. It also includes operational procedures and protocols that providers would be required to follow when conducting police record checks under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015.
Comments Due Date:  April 9, 2018
 
Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 - New Regulation
The purpose of this proposal is to seek feedback from the public and stakeholders on a proposed regulation under the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 (the Act).
Comments Due Date:  April 6, 2018
 
Industrial Establishments Regulation Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour (the ministry) is proposing various amendments to Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Comments Due Date:  April 6, 2018
 
Notice of the intent to extend the review of journeyperson to apprentice ratios as established under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, for 12 months, for 33 construction sector trades
The Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA) requires that the Board of Governors of the Ontario College of Trades (College) establish a panel to review each journeyperson to apprentice ratio for trades at least every four years (see section 60 (4) of OCTAA).
Comments Due Date:  April 3, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 210/11 under the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011
The Ministry is proposing to amend O. Reg. 210/11 in order to specify that Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation may provide realty advice and services to entities in the broader public sector.
Comments Due Date:  April 2, 2018
 
Changes to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 Regulation 166/11 Disclosure Rules
The Ministry of Seniors Affairs is proposing two minor technical amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 Regulation 166/11 in preparation for federal legalization of cannabis, which is expected to come into effect by July 2018.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2018
 
Proposed regulations under the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017
If the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017 is passed, the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) would propose to bring forward a number of regulations to support implementation of the proposed changes affecting the OSIU which may come into effect after the OSIU begins operating under its new mandate.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 to introduce Administrative Monetary Penalties, Re-Inspection Fees and make minor technical amendments.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act 2007 (LTCHA) to introduce re-inspection fees and administrative monetary penalties that would be issued against long-term care home licensees that are in continued non-compliance with the LTCHA and to make other minor technical amendments.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2018
 
Proposed modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the proposed methodology for land needs assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing a minor change to the transition regulation for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The change would support implementation of a standard method to calculate the amount of land needed for development until 2041, known as a land needs assessment. This will help municipalities to ensure land is used efficiently.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2018
 
Highway Traffic Act - HOV Regulatory Amendment
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to extend the HOV lane occupancy exemption for single-occupant licensed taxicabs and airport limousines to June 30, 2020.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments To General Regulation under the Co-operative Corporations Act
Proposed Amendments to General Regulation under the Co-operative Corporations Act to enable the transfer of responsibility for the incorporation of co-operative corporations from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Comments Due Date:  March 25, 2018
 
New Regulations made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
The government is proposing three new regulations made under the RHPA that would: 1- Identify criteria for the purposes of determining whether an individual is a patient, in the context of sexual abuse 2- Establish additional information relating to the conduct of regulated health professionals that health regulatory colleges must maintain on the public register 3- Prescribe offences for the purposes of clause 51 (5.2) (a) of the Health Professions Procedural Code
Comments Due Date:  March 22, 2018
 
Consultation on Proposed Exemptions from the Ticket Sales Act, 2017
The Ministry of the Attorney General is considering proposing a new regulation that would exempt certain persons, events or tickets from provisions of the Ticket Sales Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  March 21, 2018
 
Ticket Sales Act, 2017 - Administrative Penalties Proposal
A consultation paper on a proposal for administrative monetary penalties under the Ticket Sales Act, 2017
Comments Due Date:  March 21, 2018
 
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public consultation on a proposed regulation for public reporting on fire department response times.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on a proposed regulation under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 related to new requirements to publicly report on fire department response times.
Comments Due Date:  March 18, 2018
 
Proposed Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism (Anti-Racism Data Standards), as well as potential regulation to authorize or require public sector organizations to collect specified personal information using the proposed Anti-Racism Data Standards to identify and combat systemic racism and advance racial equity.
The proposed Anti-Racism Data Standards (ARDS) would set out requirements and guidance for the collection, use and management of information, including personal information, for the purpose of eliminating systemic racism and advancing racial equity. Any potential regulation would require or authorize specific public sector organizations ("PSOs"), as defined under the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, to collect specific types of personal information in compliance with all or part of the proposed ARDS.
Comments Due Date:  March 14, 2018
 
Health Insurance Act - Regulation 552: General
The proposed regulation would amend Regulation 552 to make clear that an insured person receiving in-patient services at a private hospital is entitled to receive accommodation and meals at the standard or public ward level at no charge. This amending regulation would also update the list of private hospitals set out under Schedule 1 to reflect current corporate and operating names.
Comments Due Date:  March 13, 2018
 
Health Shared Services Ontario
On January 1, 2017, a new board-governed provincial crown agency, Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario), was established by Ontario Regulation 456/16 under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) to provide corporate services to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and formerly Community Care Access Corporations (CCACs) in support of their expanded mandate. In addition to establishing the agency, the regulation sets out HSSOntatrio's objects to provide shared service
Comments Due Date:  March 12, 2018
 
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public consultation on proposed regulations for mandatory training and certification and conducting community risk assessments.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed regulations under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 related to new requirements for the mandatory training and certification of firefighters and the mandatory completion of community risk assessments.
Comments Due Date:  March 11, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to Automated Income Verification
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA). The proposed amendments would allow Long -Term Long-Term Care (LTC) Rate Reduction Program applicants an option to submit alternative supporting documents with their application form instead of the Notice of Assessment (NOA) document.
Comments Due Date:  March 10, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 125/04 (Apples - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to make amendments to Ontario Regulation 125/04 (Apples - Marketing) which adjust timelines for the negotiation of annual agreements between the Ontario Apple Growers (OAG) and juice apple processors. The amendments include changes to the negotiation and arbitration deadlines as well as the effective date of the agreements.
Comments Due Date:  March 9, 2018
 
Construction Lien Act: Proposed Regulations
Creating four new regulations under the Construction Lien Act
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to Boards of Management.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) regarding Boards of Management (BoM) powers. The proposed amendments would increase the maximum BoM reserve for working funds; expand a BoM's capacity to borrow for operating purposes; and provide a BoM with the capacity to borrow for capital purposes.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2018
 
Regulation 991 Amendments
The proposed amendments to Regulation 991 under the Registered Insurance Brokers Act are intended to help modernize the regulation of insurance brokers to meet current standards and better protect Ontario consumers.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2018
 
Delegate MMA Subdivision Files
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing a regulation under the Planning Act in order to delegate MMA subdivision file Nos. 57-T-94001, 54-T-89003, 54-T-86001 and 49-T-95001 and MMA condominium file No. 49-CD-95001 to the municipalities in which these files are located.
Comments Due Date:  March 5, 2018
 
Proposed places of use regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017
MAG is considering new regulations that would: restrict where medical cannabis can be used; clarify the places of use rules for recreational cannabis; and permit the consumption of cannabis in hotel rooms, vehicles and boats that are used as residences and private residences that are also workplaces. MAG is also consulting on post-legalization considerations respecting consumption lounges and designated smoking areas in multi-unit dwellings.
Comments Due Date:  March 5, 2018
 
Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017, Schedule 4, Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act (formerly Bill 174)
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on regulations being developed to support implementation of Schedule 4 of the Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017
Comments Due Date:  March 4, 2018
 
Extending the Reduced Suspension Program, Clarifying Long-term Vehicle Impoundment Rules and Making Other Consequential Amendments to Enhance Ontario's Impaired Driving Programs under the Making Ontario's Roads Safer, 2015
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on the proposed extension of the reduced suspension program, clarification of long-term vehicle impoundment rules and amendments to clarify impaired driving program requirements.
Comments Due Date:  March 4, 2018
 
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation
The following summary outlines the proposed regulation that would be made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the content of the proposed new regulation.
Comments Due Date:  March 3, 2018
 
Innocent Co-Insured
The proposed regulation under the Insurance Act is required to operationalize amendments made to the Act in December 2017, to prohibit insurers from denying insurance claims made by innocent co-insured policyholders.
Comments Due Date:  March 2, 2018
 
Proposed Regulations under the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017
If the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017 is passed, the Ministry of the Attorney General would propose to bring forward a number of regulations to support implementation of the proposed changes affecting the OSIU, which may come into effect as early as Spring 2018.
Comments Due Date:  March 2, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 533: Gas Card Modernization
The Ministry of Finance invites your comments on proposed amendments to Regulation 533. Based on input that the Province received during an engagement process in fall 2016, the government is proposing to simplify the process for First Nation individuals and bands to purchase tax-exempt gasoline on-reserve.
Comments Due Date:  February 26, 2018
 
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public Consultation on proposed amendments to the Fire Code for combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code related to combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators.
Comments Due Date:  February 20, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.
Comments Due Date:  February 20, 2018
 
Reform of Ontario's Funding Rules for Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Description of Proposed Changes to Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) Assessments
Description of proposed regulatory amendments to the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) assessment formula
Comments Due Date:  February 20, 2018
 
Consultation Paper and Industry Survey to Support Regulations and Implementation for the Home Inspection Act, 2017
A consultation paper and industry survey on proposed approaches to regulating and licensing home inspectors under the Home Inspection Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  February 16, 2018
 
Alignment of ODB Program Days Supply for Ontario Works Recipients 25 years of age and older.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to allow Ontario Works (OW) recipients 25 years of age and older to maximize the benefit from receiving greater quantities of certain ODB-funded drugs (e.g. chronic use medications), making it more convenient for them and reducing the number of their co-payments.
Comments Due Date:  February 14, 2018
 
Changes to the Consumer Protection Act Regulation 17/05 Gift Card Rules
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Consumer Protection Act Regulation 17/05 rules for gift cards.
Comments Due Date:  February 8, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to the Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles.
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2018
 
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 428 (Seed Corn - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to make amendments to Regulation 428 (Seed Corn - Plan) related to the composition and election of the local board. These amendments include the amalgamation of Districts 1 and 2, an increase in the board member term of office from two to three years and the introduction of a consecutive term limit of four terms followed by one year of ineligibility for board election.
Comments Due Date:  February 2, 2018
 
Proposed regulation under the Planning Act related to inclusionary zoning  (source: Environmental Registry)
The legislation would, if proclaimed, also enable the Minister to make regulations under the Planning Act to provide direction on a variety of matters related to inclusionary zoning. This summary sets out the proposed regulatory content related to inclusionary zoning if Schedule 4 is proclaimed.
Comments Due Date:  February 1, 2018
 
Proposal to amend O.Reg. 404/12 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Green Energy Act, 2009 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)
The regulatory changes would set or update test methods, scope and/or efficiency requirements for 15 products
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 relating to service maximums for homemaking and personal support services and nursing services.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing an amendment to the service maximums for homemaking and personal support services and nursing services set out in Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2018
 
Reform of Ontario's Funding Rules for Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Description of New Funding Rules
A description of the regulatory amendments needed to implement changes to funding rules for defined benefit pension plans
Comments Due Date:  January 29, 2018
 
Regulations Regarding the Provision of Discharge for Purchase of Annuities
This posting is a description of proposed regulations that will determine when an administrator of a single-employer defined-benefit (DB) pension plan who has purchased an annuity is eligible for a discharge of pension liabilities.
Comments Due Date:  January 29, 2018
 
Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2017
Proposed legislation, including amendments to the Education Act to enable the implementation of the government's concussion action plan aimed at concussion prevention, detection, management and awareness in amateur competitive sport and in schools across Ontario
Comments Due Date:  January 29, 2018
 
Adoption and Adoption Licensing (LGIC)
Adoption and Adoption Licensing: The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under Part VIII (Adoption and Adoption Licensing) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) regarding processes and procedures related to adoption and adoption placements and requirements for licensees to place children for adoption.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Adoption and Adoption Licensing (Minister's)
Adoption and Adoption Licensing: The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation be made under Part VIII of Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe procedures and processes relating to adoption to be followed by children's aid societies and adoption licensees, and to prescribe requirements regarding licensees placing children for adoption.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Adoption Information Disclosure Regulation Proposal under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Adoption Information Disclosure (O. Reg. 464/07), is a regulation under the Child and Family Services Act, 1990 (CFSA) and sets out the rules in which certain information relating to adoptions may be disclosed to specified individuals. With the passage of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) it is necessary that the regulation be updated so that it works with the CYFSA. Proclamation of CYFSA is expected in spring 2018.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Definitions - Regulatory Registry Consultation Document supporting the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
The proposed regulations are imported definitions from Regulation 70 under the Child and Family Service Act (CFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Determining whether a child is considered a First Nations, Inuk, or Métis child for the purposes of the Act
Regulations are proposed that would address the determination of whether a child is a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child for the purposes of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Determining which bands, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child identifies with
Regulations are proposed that would address the determination of a child's bands and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities for the purposes of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Disclosure for Planning and Managing Services - Requirements for Non-Prescribed Entities or Persons on the Use, Security, Disclosure, Return or Disposal of Information under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information (PI) for specific purposes (e.g. planning and research). The Act also establishes authorities for service providers to disclose PI to non-prescribed entities or persons (Non-PEs) subject to certain requirements and restrictions for the purpose of planning and managing services. The proposed regulation further outlines requirements and restrictions related to these authorities.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Disclosure of Personal Information to Prescribed Entities under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for service providers and the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning and service management. Service providers and the ministry will be able to share personal information for these purposes with entities prescribed in this regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Diversity and Inclusion
Regulations are proposed that would prescribe what service providers must do in order to take the aspects of a child's identity listed in paragraphs 3(iii), 3(iv), 4 and 6 of subsection 1(2) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 into account in providing services. Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how an identity representative is selected and the role of the identity representative.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Exceptions to Disclosure of Personal Information for Planning and Managing Services under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information (PI) for specific purposes including system planning, management and research. Part X allows sharing of PI for these purposes with prescribed entities (PEs) and non-prescribed entities/persons (Non-PEs) (i.e. First Nations, Inuit or Métis entities/persons) in regulation. The proposed regulation names specific PI that is not authorized for disclosure to PEs or Non-PEs (e.g. counselling records).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Listing First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities
The proposed regulation under 342(2) would provide additional clarity concerning requirements that a First Nations, Inuit or Métis community would need to meet prior to being listed in a regulation made under subsection 68(1).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Maintaining exemptions from the requirement to be incorporated
Proposal to maintain the exemption from the requirement to be incorporated for: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as set out in O. Reg. 116/11; and for Six Nations of the Grand River as set out in O. Reg. 445/17.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Ministry Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use, and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning, service management, and research. The proposed regulation will prescribe requirements and restrictions on using Personal Information (PI) to conduct research.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Intervals for Informing Children in Care of their Rights, and Complaints Procedures for Alleged Violation of these Rights under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Regulations in these areas will establish new provisions on the intervals to inform children in care of their rights (and other related information). Additionally, proposed changes will enhance provisions related to licensed residential service provider complaints procedures for the alleged violation of a child in care's rights.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Notice and Consultation with bands, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
Regulations are proposed that would import existing obligations under CFSA regulations and would create new obligations for societies to consult with a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child's bands or communities when proposing to exercise a prescribed power or provide a prescribed service in relation to that child. Regulations are proposed that would govern these consultations and the regular consultations required by section 72 of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribed Entity and Non-Prescribed Entity/Person Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning, service management, and research. Service providers will be able to share personal information (PI) for these purposes with entities prescribed in regulation and non-prescribed entities/persons (Non-PEs) (i.e. First Nations, Inuit or Métis entities/persons). The proposed regulation outlines additional purposes for which PI can be shared with PEs and Non-PEs.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribed Reporting to the Information and Privacy Commissioner under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes rights for children, youth and families to have an oversight body (i.e. the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC)) to turn to if their personal information (PI) has been improperly shared or if requests to access or correct their PI held by service providers have been denied. The proposed regulation specifies what information service providers must provide to the IPC.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribing a Body for Purposes of Capacity and Substitute Decision-Making Reviews under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X of the CYFSA, consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information (PI) is based on capacity of an individual. The proposed regulation will name the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) as the body prescribed to conduct reviews related to determinations of incapacity and substitute decision-making under Part X. The CCB is an independent provincial tribunal, whose mission is the fair and accessible adjudication of consent and capacity issues.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribing Requirements/Restrictions the Prescribed Body Must Comply with in Conducting Reviews Related to Determinations of Incapacity and Substitute Decision-Making under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X, consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information (PI) is based on capacity. The Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) is the proposed body to conduct reviews related to determinations of incapacity and substitute decision-making. The proposed regulation sets out the requirements and restrictions for the CCB's procedures in conducting reviews. The procedures will refer to existing procedures CCB operates under in the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) sections 73-79.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Privacy Breach Notification Requirements to an Individual under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes requirements for service providers to notify the individual if personal information (PI) collected for the purpose of providing a service in their custody or control is lost or stolen or if used or disclosed without authority (privacy breach). The proposed regulation prescribes additional requirements for how individuals are notified in the case of a privacy breach.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Privacy Breach Notification Requirements to the Minister and the Information Privacy Commissioner (IPC) under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes requirements for service providers to notify if personal information (PI) collected for the purpose of providing a service in their custody or control is lost or stolen or if used or disclosed without authority (privacy breach). The proposed regulation prescribes additional requirements for how the Minister and IPC are notified in the case of a privacy breach.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Consequential Amendments to other Acts as a result of the repeal of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and the enactment of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)
Consequential amendments are proposed to 25 regulations under various statutes. No changes to the scope of the application of the statute or regulation would result from most of these proposed consequential amendments, except as noted in the attached summary.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Minister's Regulations under Part III (Funding and Accountability) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (the ministry) is proposing a regulation under Part III, Funding and Accountability of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed New Serious Occurrence Reporting Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) is proposing to import existing regulatory requirements for serious occurrence reporting under the CYFSA. These regulatory requirements apply only to licensees that operate children's residences. Existing ministry policy requirements governing the reporting of serious occurrences will continue to apply while the Ministry undertakes further policy analysis to inform the development of future regulations (Phase 2).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions Authorizing Select Uses of Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations authorizing select uses of mechanical restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions for mechanical restraint use in secure treatment programs, places of secure custody and places of secure temporary detention under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Secure De-escalation Rooms under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions governing secure de-escalation rooms under Part VII (Extraordinary Measures) of the CYFSA, sections 173 to 175.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions on the Use of Physical Restraint under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Enhance current regulatory provisions on the use of physical restraint for all ministry service providers and foster parents and create new requirements related to debriefing, notification and documentation.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions to Support the Implementation of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, Part VI (Youth Justice)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions under CYFSA, Part VI (Youth Justice).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Record Retention, Transfer and Disposal Requirements under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X of the CYFSA, service providers are required to take steps to protect records of personal information (PI) that are in their custody or control by retaining, transferring and disposing of them of in a secure manner. The proposed regulation outlines record retention and disposal requirements that will reflect the needs of a diverse child and youth sector and its records while providing general key minimum standards for secure recordkeeping.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to requirements for qualifications of Children's Aid Society staff
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which would include requirements for qualifications of Children's Aid Society staff. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to requirements for societies when receiving referrals, conducting child protection investigations and providing ongoing services, as well as relating to children in care
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which will include requirements for societies when receiving referrals, conducting child protection investigations and providing ongoing services, as well as relating to children in care. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act, and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to requirements for the assessment of a person's home as a place of safety and family and community placements (kinship service)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which would include requirements for the assessment of a person's home as a place of safety and family and community placements (kinship service). Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to temporary care agreements and continuing care and supports under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe requirements concerning temporary care and custody agreements and continuing care supports. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to warrants, court ordered assessments, and methods and procedures for alternative dispute resolution under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe requirements concerning obtaining warrants to enter premises or obtain a record, court ordered assessments, and methods and procedures for alternative dispute resolution. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting child protection
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting child protection service delivery. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting Funding & Accountability matters (LGIC)
These changes are included to provide for transitional rules relating to "Funding and Accountability" arising from the repeal of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and the enactment of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations to support transition from the Child and Family Services Act to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 respecting adoption
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting adoption service delivery. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current CFSA, and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations to support transition from the Child and Family Services Act to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 respecting adoption and adoption licensing
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act, (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) with respect to private/intercountry adoption and adoption licensing.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulatory Provisions - Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA): Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agencies
The category of Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agency will be established by regulation, and the functions of these Lead Agencies will be listed.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Rights of Children and Young Persons
Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how service providers are to promote children's rights in Part II of the Act. Complaints mechanism requirements will be established for service providers, other than a society or residential licensees, so that children receiving services can complain about violation of their rights. (Note: requirements for complaints mechanisms for societies and residential licensees are addressed in sections 18 and 119 of the Act and their corresponding regulations)
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Service Provider Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for service providers to use personal information (PI) for research in order improve outcomes and experiences for children, youth and families. The proposed regulation outlines the requirements and obligations for service providers to follow to ensure that research is conducted ethically, privacy is protected, conflicts of interests are avoided, and community interests are represented.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Summary of New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Residential Licensing under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Regulations pursuant to Part IX: Residential Licensing of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) set out the requirements for licensees in a number of areas, such as emergency procedures, fire safety, staffing, and programming. In addition, these regulations set out procedural rules respecting appeals to the Licence Appeal Tribunal and the Child and Family Services Review Board, and the licensing application process.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Summary of Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Secure Treatment (Extraordinary Measures) under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
No major changes to the existing regulations in Part IX related to secure treatment are being proposed. New regulations are being proposed in Part VII, Extraordinary Measures, of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) in relation to the use of mechanical restraint in secure treatment settings, which will be posted and available for public comment separately.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
The Child Abuse Register and Child and Family Services Review Board Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe matters relating to maintaining the Child Abuse Register, internal society complaints procedures, and reviews by the Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB). Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Use of a Standardized Form by Physicians to Prevent the Disclosure of Records of Mental Health under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X of the CYFSA, a service provider must disclose a record of mental disorder to a court pursuant to a summons, order, direction or notice unless a physician states in writing that the disclosure is likely to result in harm to the person to whom the record relates or to another person. The proposed regulation requires that a physician use a standardized form to make this statement which is available on the Government of Ontario's website.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulatory Proposal for Province-Wide Implementation of Green Button  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas utilities to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD) by July 1, 2020. To implement Green Button, these utilities would be required to procure or develop a software platform and obtain Green Button DMD and CMD certification.
Comments Due Date:  January 22, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)
If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed regulatory changes would update tribunal references from "Ontario Municipal Board" to "Local Planning Appeal Tribunal", where applicable. They would also require explanations of how planning proposals conform with local planning documents; clarify requirements for municipal notices and make other technical changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)
If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed transition regulation would set out rules for planning matters in process at the time of proclamation of the Bill 139 changes to the Planning Act and would provide certainty regarding the processing and decision-making on planning matters. Changes to the Planning Act through Bill 139 not addressed in the proposed transition regulation would apply immediately upon the coming into force of those changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Building Code
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is now seeking stakeholder and public input on proposed changes to Ontario's Building Code. Public consultation is an important part of developing legislation and regulation in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  January 19, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 389/10: (General), to be made under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed amendments are designed to ensure that customers who are considering entering into an electricity retail agreement with a TPO retailer can make an informed decision and can understand the impacts of any associated contracts or agreements, which may include separate contracts and/or liabilities that would not be covered under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 541/05: Net Metering, or a new Regulation (To Be Determined), to be made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed changes to Ontario's net metering framework are intended to give customers new opportunities to participate in clean, renewable electricity generation and to reduce their electricity bills.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Proposed New Regulation to be made under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of the proposed regulation is to ensure the appropriate siting of renewable energy generation facilities in relation to residential areas and prime agricultural land.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Food and Organic Waste Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)
The province has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework ("Framework"). Together with the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy and Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, the proposed Framework will help Ontario build a circular economy and fight climate change.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to the Schedule to Ontario Regulation 730 (General) under the Livestock Medicines Act
Health Canada has proposed changes to require a prescription for all antimicrobial drugs that are deemed medically-important for human health. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing a consequential amendment to the Livestock Medicines Act (LMA) Regulation 730 to prohibit the sale of veterinary drugs on the Prescription Drug List by retail outlets licensed to sell livestock medicine and otherwise update the list to reflect what is and can be sold by LMOs.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program by AgriCorp.
OMAFRA, with the support of MOF, is proposing to amend O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program (Farm Tax program) by AgriCorp, along with other updates to the regulation relating to the program. The Farm Tax Program is currently delivered by OMAFRA. The MOF has overall responsibility for provincial property tax policy matters, including the Farm Tax Program and O. Reg. 282/98, the program's governing regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
MCSS Basic Income Pilot - Amendment to O. Reg. 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
The proposed amendment would create a new class of eligible recipients under the Ontario Drug Benefit program. The proposed amendment would prescribe persons who were previously entitled to receive drug benefits under the Ontario Works Act, 1997 or the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997 immediately prior to enrolling in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot and who receive Basic Income payments through OBIP as a class of eligible persons for the purpose of the ODB program.
Comments Due Date:  January 12, 2018
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 447/07, Listed Acts - Delegation by City
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 447/07 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to allow the City to delegate to a council committee the power to designate a private road as a fire route under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and to make technical amendments to reflect changes in Ontario Regulation 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits).
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 589/06, Dissolution of and Assumption of Powers of Local Boards
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing an amendment to Ontario Regulation 589/06 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to remove the reference to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Foundation so that the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Foundation is not deemed a local board of the City by that regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 to prepare for the 2018 municipal election.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 under the Municipal Elections Act
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in the City's codes of conduct.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in local codes of conduct.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Planning Ontario's Energy Future: A Discussion Guide to Start the Conversation.  (source: Environmental Registry)
Following extensive consultation, including through comments provided through the Environmental Registry, on October 26, 2017, the Ontario government issued the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice.
Comments Due Date:  January 5, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulations made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
Proposed regulatory amendments include additional protection for settings not currently regulated, would simplify and streamline requirements where possible and respond to new evidence and practices to ensure public health programs and services remain current to protect the health of Ontarians.
Comments Due Date:  January 4, 2018
 
Regulatory proposal under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposed regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998 to make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condominiums
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Information Technology Professionals
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to information technology professionals (IT professionals). The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Residential Building Superintendents, Janitors and Caretakers
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to residential building superintendents, janitors and caretakers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Homemakers, Domestic Workers and Residential Care Workers
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to homemakers, domestic workers and residential care workers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the special rules and exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Managers and Supervisors
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to managers and supervisors. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of the Exclusion of Domestic Workers from the Labour Relations Act, 1995
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that it would review the recommendation in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report to remove certain exclusions from the Labour Relations Act, 1995. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exclusion that applies to domestic workers employed in a private home. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of this exclusion.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018